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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
First Amendment
Law and Technology


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


Professor Langvardt is an Associate Professor of Law.  His research focuses on the First Amendment and related issues, and has been published in The Georgetown Law Journal, the Tennessee Law Review, and others.  In recent years, his writing has explored the decades-long growth of First Amendment doctrine to cover an ever-expanding field of public and private affairs.  In particular, his writing has explored First Amendment doctrine's adaptation over time to social and economic changes wrought by information technologies.  

Professor Langvardt has previously taught as a Lecturer in Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University, Bloomington.  He also practiced as an associate with Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell in Chicago.

Recent Publications:

Regulating Online Content Moderation, forthcoming in 106 Geo. L.J. ___ (2018).

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)

Courses Taught:

Contracts (Law 1110)

Constitutional Law (Law 2060)

First Amendment ( Law 2070)

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