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About David B Kopel

David Kopel is Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, Sturm College of Law. He is also Research Director of the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver, Colorado. Kopel is the author of 15 books and 90 published scholarly journal articles. In addition, Kopel is an Associate Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute. He writes frequently for The Volokh Conspiracy weblog, on the Washington Post website. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1985, and with Highest Honors from Brown University in 1982


Present Research Director, Independence Institute
Present Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, University of Denver

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Second Amendment, Constitutional Law,, Antitrust, Hazardous Waste Law, and Internatinoal Law, Criminal Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in the West
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, 1997
  • Book of the Year, 1992, American Society of Criminology, Division of International Criminology


  • Advanced Topics in Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • The First Amendment

Religion (12)

International Law (10)