Michal R. Belknap - California Western
Michal R. Belknap
Earl Warren Professor of Law
Chair, J.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in History
Adjunct Professor of History, University of California, San Diego


Michal R. Belknap

mbelknap@cwsl.edu
619-525-1457
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Publications

Additional Materials

Education

J.D. University of Texas
M.A. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin [history]
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles [history]


Courses Taught
Criminal Law, American Legal History II, Constitutional Law I & II, Constitutional Law Seminar [Course Descriptions]


Biography

Professor Belknap is an historian-turned-lawyer. After earning his Bachelor of Arts, he studied American Legal History at the University of Wisconsin. While teaching history at the University of Texas, he earned his Juris Doctor at its law school. Before joining the California Western faculty in 1986, Belknap also taught history at the University of Georgia and law at the University of Houston and Seton Hall University, where he was the Richard J. Hughes Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Belknap is an adjunct professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, and taught public law in New Zealand as part of California Western's exchange program with Victoria University. His particular interest is the history of civil rights and civil liberties in 20th century America, an area in which he has written extensively. This includes teaching a seminar commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, as well as writing an article on the topic. In addition to his regular law school courses, Belknap teaches the special Summer Enrichment Program for newly admitted students.


Selected Publications

Books

Articles

Encyclopedia Articles

Book Reviews


Podcasts

Emergence of the Modern Legal Profession
The Dormant Commerce Clause Part I
The Dormant Commerce Clause Part II