Criminal Law and Procedure
Director, Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program and Professor
B.A., 1992, Amherst College
J.D., 1996, Ph.D., 2000, University of California
Sam Kamin joined the faculty at the Sturm College of Law in 1999 and is currently Professor of Law and Director of the Constitutional Rights and Remedies Program. Holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Kamin’s research interests include criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies. He is the lead author of West Publishing’s Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach and has published scholarly articles in the Virginia Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Journal of Constitutional Law, and Law and Contemporary Problems among many others. He has also become one of the nation’s leading experts on the regulation of marijuana; in 2012 he was appointed to Governor John Hickenlooper’s Task Force to Implement Amendment 64 and is currently serving on the ACLU of California’s blue ribbon panel to study marijuana legalization
- The Continuing Problem of Federal Marijuana Prohibition, 99 Iowa Law Bulletin (2014).
- Cooperative Federalism and State Marijuana Regulation, UCLA Law Review (forthcoming 2014).
- Waking the Furman Giant, co-authored with Justin Marceau, UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming.
- Vicarious Liability for Capital Aggravating Factors: A Bridge too Far, co-authored with Justin Marceau, 65 Fla. L. Rev. 769 (2013).
- Medical Marijuana Lawyers: Outlaws or Crusaders?, co-authored with Eli Wald, 91 Oregon Law Review 3 (2013).