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Kyle  Langvardt

Associate Professor of Law

Langvardt, Kyle
Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: 237
Phone: (313) 596-0282
Langvardt, Kyle
Areas of Expertise:
Constitutional Law
Election Law
First Amendment
U.S. Constitution


  • J.D. University of Chicago '07
  • B.A. Earlham College '04


Professor Langvardt joined the Detroit Mercy Law faculty in Fall 2012.  Before Detroit Mercy Law he was a Lecturer in Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to that he was an Associate with Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell in Chicago.  Professor Langvardt's research interests include free speech and election law. 


A Model of First Amendment Decisionmaking at a Divided Court, forthcoming in 44 Tenn L. Rev. ___ (2017).

Remarks on 3D Printing, Free Speech, and Lochner, 17 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 779 (2016).

The Doctrinal Toll of "Information As Speech", 47 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 761 (2016).

The Replicator and the First Amendment, Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. (2015).

The Lawless Rule of the Norm in the Government Religious Speech Cases, 20 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 405 (2014)

The Sorry Case for Citizens United: Remarks at the 2012 Charleston Law Review and Riley Institute of Law and Society Symposium, 6 Charleston L. Rev. 569 (2012)

Imagining Change Before and After Citizens United, 3 Ala. C.R. & C.L.L. Rev. 227 (Spring 2012)

Unwise or Unconstitutional?: The Copyright Term Extension Act, the Eldred Decision, and the Freezing of the Public Domain for Private Benefit, 5 Minn. Intell. Prop. Rev. 193 (2004) (with Arlen Langvardt)


Contracts (1110)

First Amendment (2070)

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