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FACULTY

R. Randall Kelso
Professor of Law
Spurgeon E. Bell Distinguished Professorship


"All new laws, though penned with the greatest technical skill, and passed on the fullest and most mature deliberation, are considered more or less obscure and equivocal, until their meaning be liquidated and ascertained by a series of particular discussions and adjudications."

—The Federalist No. 37 (James Madison)



Education
BA, University of Chicago
JD, University of Wisconsin Law School

Phone: 713.646.1837

Office: 603T

Email: rkelso@stcl.edu

Areas of expertise: consitutional law, contracts, and jurisprudence.

Biography

Professor R. Randall Kelso is the Spurgeon E. Bell Distinguished Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law/Houston. He teaches and writes primarily in the area of Constitutional Law. He also teaches Contracts, and has taught Professional Responsibility and Jurisprudence in the past.

Professor Kelso’s current research projects focus on building a set of Constitutional Law materials accessible online for students at South Texas College of Law/Houston, at other law schools, or the public in general. With his father, Charles D. Kelso, a law professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, he has published: CHARLES D. KELSO & R. RANDALL KELSO, THE PATH OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (2007) (with Yearly Updated Supplements through 2014) (E-Treatise on United States Supreme Court doctrine interpreting the United States Constitution); CHARLES D. KELSO & R. RANDALL KELSO, AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: AN E-COURSEBOOK VOLUMES 1 & 2 (2014) (VOLUME 1: THE STRUCTURAL CONSTITUTION: SEPARATION OF POWERS AND FEDERALISM; VOLUME 2: INDIVIDUAL ECONOMIC, CIVIL, AND POLITICAL RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUTION EXCLUSIVE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT); CHARLES D. KELSO & R. RANDALL KELSO, AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: AN E-COURSEBOOK VOLUME 3: THE FIRST AMENDMENT (2014); and R. RANDALL KELSO & CHARLES D. KELSO, STUDYING LAW: AN INTRODUCTION (2d ed. 2010) (legal methods materials on studying law in a common-law legal system, with particular focus on the United States). All of these books are available online at: http://libguides.stcl.edu/kelsomaterials

Professor Kelso’s articles have appeared in the Texas Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Seton Hall Journal of Constitutional Law, Cardozo Law Review, Hastings Law Review, and Pepperdine Law Review, among others. Professor Kelso has been a visiting law professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and the University of Aarhus School of Law in Aarhus, Denmark. Prior to joining the faculty of South Texas College of Law/Houston in 1983, he taught Legal Research and Writing at the University of Miami School of Law and at Columbia University School of Law.

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