Robert Kaczorowski

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Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-6826
Office: Room 8-108
SSRN (academic papers)

Research and Teaching Areas

Constitutional Law and Theory; Legal History


  • Law clerk, Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1982-83
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Indiana University School of law, Spring, 1984
  • Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 1984-86

Selected Publications

  • Fordham University School of Law: A History (Fordham University Press, fall 2011)
  • The Politics of Judicial Interpretation: The Federal Courts, Department of Justice and Civil Rights, 1866-1976, New York University School of Law Linden Studies Studies in Legal History (Oceana Publications, Inc. 1985; paperback edition, Fordham University Press, 2005)
  • The Nationalization of Civil Rights: Constitutional Theory and Practice in a Racist Society, 1966-1983 (Garland Publishing, 1987)
  • Co-editor with Sandra F. VanBurkleo & Kermit L. Hall, Constitutionalism and American Culture: Writing the New Constitutional History (University Press of Kansas, 2002)
  • The Supreme Court and Congress's Power to Enforce Constitutional Rights: An Overlooked Moral Anomaly, 73 Fordham L. Rev. 154 (2004)
  • Congress's Power to Enforce Fourteenth Amendment Rights: Lessons from Federal Remedies the Framers Enacted, 42 Harv. J. on Legis. (2005)


  • New York University, JD, 1982
  • University of Minnesota, PhD, 1971
  • DePaul University, MA, 1967
  • Loyola University (Chicago), BSC, 1960