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About Wilson R. Huhn

Wilson R. Huhn is a C. Blake McDowell, Jr., Professor of Law, Emeritus and former Constitutional Law Research Fellow at The University of Akron School of Law. He taught courses in constitutional law, advanced constitutional law, jurisprudence, and commercial paper. He received his B.A. at Yale University and J.D., cum laude, at Cornell University, where he was a member of the Cornell Law Review. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1984, Professor Huhn served as law clerk for the late Judge Leo A. Jackson in the 8th District Court of Appeals and as an associate at Squire, Sanders and Dempsey. Professor Huhn’s book THE FIVE TYPES OF LEGAL ARGUMENT (Carolina Academic Press, 2002, 2008) is required reading at a number of law schools nationally. His recent publications include Waterboarding Is Illegal WASH. U. L. REV. (Slip Opinions, May 10, 2008); Congress Has the Power to Enforce the Bill of Rights Against the Federal Govenment: Therefore FISA is Constitutional and the President's Terrorist Surveillance Program Is Illegal, 16 WM. & MARY BILL RTS J. 537 (2007); In Defense of the Roosevelt Court, 2 FLORIDA A. & M. U. L. REV. 1 (2007); The State Action Doctrine and the Principle of Democratic Choice, 34 HOFSTRA L. REV. 1379 (2006); and The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Sandra Day O’Connor: A Refusal to “Foreclose the Unanticipated”, 39 AKRON L. REV. 373-415 (2006). The graduating class selected Huhn Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1987, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2008, the Akron law alumni awarded him the Outstanding Publication prize in 2004 and 2006, and the law faculty named him the “Most Valuable Player” for his contributions to legal scholarship, 2001- 03. Huhn volunteers his time on community boards and serves as a coach for special needs athletic teams.


Present Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law
2007 - 2014 Research Fellow, Constitutional Law Center, The University of Akron ‐ School of Law
1984 - 2014 C. Blake McDowell, Jr., Professor of Law, The University of Akron ‐ School of Law
Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Akron ‐ School of Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Professor of the Year, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1997, and 1987


  • Constitutional Law
  • Commercial Paper
  • Advanced Constitutional Law

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