Prof. Stephen J. Ware

Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law

Stephen Ware is the author of two books, more than 30 law review articles and many other publications. A versatile teacher, Ware has taught at six law schools, including Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, where he was a faculty member for 10 years before joining KU in 2003. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, continuing legal education programs and other events. He has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress, state legislatures and, as an expert witness, in court. He has appeared on several television and radio stations and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, National Law Journal and many other newspapers. His scholarship has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States and in at least 20 other federal and state cases.

A full list of publications is included on Ware's curriculum vitae.

Professional Experience

Clerk, Judge J. Daniel Mahoney, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990-1991; Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City, 1991-1993; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Law, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1993-2003; Visiting Professor of Law, College of William & Mary, Fall 1998; Visiting Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Fall 1999; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Alabama, Summer 2001; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Kansas, Summer 2002; Professor of Law, University of Kansas, 2003 to the present.

  • J.D., honors, University of Chicago Law School, 1990, Editor, University of Chicago Law Review, Bradley Fellow;
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, American history and political science, 1987.


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