Dean Gormley joined the Duquesne Law faculty in 1994 after clerking for U.S.
District Judge Donald E. Ziegler; teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law;
engaging in private practice; serving as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania
Legislative Reapportionment Commission; and serving as special clerk to Justice Ralph J.
Cappy of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. from the University of
Pittsburgh and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. 

Gormley is the author of The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs Starr (Crown
Publishers, 2010), the critically acclaimed book concerning the most polarizing political
scandal in American history. He is also the author of Archibald Cox: Conscience of a
Nation (Perseus Books, 1997), the authorized biography of one of the leading lawyers and
public servants of modern times. Both books have won rave reviews from leading
publications across the country. Gormley was awarded the Bruce K. Gould Book Award for
outstanding publication related to the law in 1999 and in 2010. Additionally, Gormley has
published dozens of book chapters and scholarly articles, including pieces in the
Stanford Law Review and Michigan Law Review. 

Dean Gormley has written features and opinion pieces for newspapers across the nation;
testified twice before the United States Senate; appeared on national TV and radio as a
legal commentator; and has lectured at prestigious venues including the Aspen Institute,
the Chautauqua Institution, Harvard, Stanford and the John F. Kennedy Library. He has
also been President of the Allegheny County Bar Association. 



Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy: An Epilogue, Duquesne University Law Review (2009)


The Forgotten Supreme Court Justice, Albany Law Review (2005)



The death of American virtue : Clinton vs. Starr (2010)

A professor at Duquesne University Law School details the wide-ranging investigation into President Clinton "that...


Contributions to Books


Archibald Cox and William M. Evarts, Great American lawyers : an encyclopedia (2001)