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Anthony Gaughan Profile

Professor Anthony Gaughan

Professor of Law

Kern Family Chair in Law


Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Election Law, Legal and Constitutional History


JD – Harvard Law School 
PhD (history) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA – Louisiana State University
BA – University of Minnesota

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 2011
Iraq War veteran and former U.S. Navy officer
Five years as litigator with large Wisconsin law firm

Selected Publications

  • The Unsettled State of Corporate General Personal Jurisdiction, 103 Nebraska Law Review __ (2024)
  • "Voting in Colonial and Revolutionary America," in Eugene Mazo, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Election Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2024)
  • Redistricting in the Political Thicket: The Ghosts of Colegrove v. Green, 111 Kentucky Law Journal 589 (2023)
  • The Influence of Partisanship on Supreme Court Election Law Rulings, 36 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 553 (2022)
  • The Dynamics of Democratic Breakdown: A Case Study of the American Civil War, 11 British Journal of American Legal Studies 113 (2022) (peer reviewed)

Significant Accomplishments

  • Elected Member of the American Law Institute
  • Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor of the Year, Drake University Law School (2015, 2016, and 2021)
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Department of Defense for service in Iraq (2008-2009)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal, U.S. Department of Defense (2009)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award from The Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)
  • French-Felton Award for Inspirational Teaching, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998)

Additional Information

ALI Biographical Profile

Anthony Gaughan Curriculum Vitae

Anthony Gaughan HeinOnline Author Profile Page

Anthony Gaughan ORCID ID Page

Anthony Gaughan SSRN Author Page

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