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About Michael R. Dimino, Sr.

Professor Dimino teaches courses related to constitutional law, election law, federal courts, statutory interpretation, and criminal law. Professor Dimino graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998 with degrees in political science and history.  He then attended Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and from which he graduated cum laude in 2001.  Professor Dimino served as Chief Clerk to Associate Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt of the New York State Court of Appeals, and then clerked for Senior Circuit Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  A two-time recipient of Widener’s Douglas E. Ray Award for Faculty Scholarship, a two-time recipient of Widener’s Outstanding Professor Award, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a Fulbright scholar, Professor Dimino has written extensively on constitutional law, free speech, and election law, and has co-authored Voting Rights and Election Law (3d ed. 2021); Congressional Investigations and Oversight (2d ed. 2023); The Best Candidate: Presidential Nomination in Polarized Times (2020); The Mueller Investigation and Beyond (2020); Understanding Election Law and Voting Rights (2016); and Sports Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2007).  Professor Dimino is a long-suffering fan of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills, and has refereed hockey for more than thirty years.


Present Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School



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  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Election Law
  • Federal Courts
  • First Amendment
  • Legislation

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