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About Paul E. Salamanca

Paul E. Salamanca graduated from Dartmouth College in 1983 and Boston College Law School in 1989, where he was a note editor for the Boston College Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Professor Salamanca served as a law clerk to Judge David H. Souter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and subsequently clerked for Justice Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. He practiced law with the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York from 1991 to 1994 and was a visiting assistant professor of law at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans before joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Law in June 1995. 

Professor Salamanca writes in the areas of separation of powers, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and privacy. He has published articles on these subjects in the University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Missouri Law Review, the Georgia Law Review and the Kentucky Law Journal, among other places.


Present Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Duncan Teaching Award


  • Law and Religion
  • Federal Courts
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Constitutional Law I


1989 J.D., Boston College Law School
1983 A.B., Dartmouth College

Contact Information

University of Kentucky
College of Law
620 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506-0048


Articles (10)

Advocacy (2)

Presentations (1)