Randy J. Kozel

Randy J. Kozel

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Academic Affairs
Fritz Duda Family Professor of Law

Office: 2118 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-2727
Fax: 574-631-8078
Email: rkozel@nd.edu
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Randy Kozel joined the Law School faculty in 2011. He also directs the Notre Dame Program on Constitutional Structure.

Kozel teaches and researches on topics including the freedom of speech, judicial decision-making, constitutional structure, trademark law, and contract law. His book, Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, makes the case for using precedent to bridge interpretive disagreements.

Kozel received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was the Articles Committee Chair of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and for Judge Alex Kozinski at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has also practiced as a litigator with a large law firm and as Special Counsel to the General Counsel at General Electric Company.

Courses Taught

  • Contracts
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Legal Change Seminar
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Evidence
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition



Selected Articles, Essays, and Reviews

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Contracts
  • Federal Courts
  • Free Speech & Expressive Association
  • Judicial Process
  • Precedent & Legal Change
  • Stare Decisis
  • Supreme Court of the United States