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 was promoted to Associate Professor at the end of the 2004-2005 academic year. Holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Kamin is active in the Law and Society Association and in the field of law and social science generally. Professor Kamin’s research interests include criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies. He is the co-author of two books analyzing California’s Three Strikes and You’re Out Law and has published scholarly articles in the Virginia Law Review, The Indiana Law Journal, the Boston College Law Journal and Law and Contemporary Problems, among others.
- The Continuing Problem of Federal Marijuana Prohibition, 99 Iowa Law Bulletin (2014).
- Cooperative Federalism and State Marijuana Regulation, UCLA Law Review (forthcoming 2014).
- 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).
- Colorado Capital Punishment: An Empirical Study, co-authored with Justin Marceau and Wanda Foglia, 84 Col. L. Rev. 1069 (2013).