Sam Kamin

Sam Kamin


Chauncey G. Wilson Memorial Research Chair


Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure

Professional Biography

Sam Kamin joined the faculty at the Sturm College of Law in 1999. Holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley as well as a BA, summa cum laude, from Amherst College, Professor Kamin’s research interests include criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies. He is a co-author of West Publishing’s Investigative Criminal Procedure: A Contemporary Approach and Cases and Materials on the Death Penatly 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 the ACLU of California’s blue ribbon panel to study marijuana legalization.

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  • JD, 1996; PhD, 2000, University of California
  • BA, 1992, Amherst College

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