Prof. Randy J. Kozel

Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School
Randy Kozel

Randy J. Kozel joined the Law School faculty in 2011 and served as a Visiting Professor at the London Law Centre in 2013. He was named the Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2014. 

Professor Kozel teaches and researches in fields including constitutional law, federal courts, and contract law, with a particular focus on the role of precedent in legal decisionmaking. He has presented his work at conferences in the United States, United Kingdom, and China. His recent scholarship exploring the connection between judicial precedent and interpretive philosophy has been published or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review. His forthcoming book on precedent, entitled Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. 

Professor 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 Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the U.S. Supreme Court, and for Judge Alex Kozinski at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth 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.

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Publications and Multimedia
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
18th Annual Faculty Conference
January 15, 2016
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
15th Annual Faculty Conference
January 10, 2013