Ralph A. Rossum, Ph.D.

Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism

Areas of Expertise:
American Constitutionalism, American Founding, Constitutional Law, Crime and Criminal Justice, Indian Gaming Issues, Redistricting, Supreme Court, Voting Rights

(909) 210-1543
Kravis Center 222

Office Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:30 pmThursday, 12:oo - 1:30 pm
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Ralph A. Rossum is the Henry Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College and a member of the faculty of Claremont Graduate University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is the author or co-author of twelve books (including American Constitutional Law, a two-volume work now in the eleventh edition, Routledge, 2020, Antonin Scalia’s Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition, University Press of Kansas, 2006 – a paperback edition with an extensive afterword was published in 2016, The Supreme Court and Tribal Gaming: California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, University Press of Kansas, 2011), Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration, University Press of Kansas, 2014, and over 70 book chapters and articles in law reviews and professional journals.

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B.A., Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
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  • Who's Who in America, annual editions, 1988-present

  • Who’s Who in the World, 2007-present