David Kairys

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David Kairys (born April 16, 1943, in Baltimore, Maryland)[1] is Professor of Law at Temple University School of Law.[2][3] He is the first James E. Beasley Chair (2001–07).

Kairys is a civil rights lawyer. He authored Philadelphia Freedom, Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer and With Liberty and Justice for Some. He is a gun control proponent.[3][4][5]

Kairys earned a B.S. from Cornell University (1965), an LL.B. from Columbia Law School (1968), and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1971).[6] He specializes in constitutional law and civil rights law.[2] He was a founding partner and is of counsel to Kairys, Rudovsky, Epstein, Messing & Rau.[7]

Among his awards are the Alliance for Justice honor list for 2008, the Association of American Law Schools 2007 Deborah Rhode Award for extraordinary contribution to public interest by a law professor, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania's Civil Liberties Award, the Poor Richard Club of Philadelphia Pro Bono Award, the Freil-Scanlan Award (best Temple law faculty scholarship), and the First James E. Beasley Chair (Temple Law School).[8]


  1. ^ "Temple University Beasley School of Law". Martindale.com. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ a b The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/29/AR2010062904052_2.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  4. ^ Weekend Edition (June 29, 2008). "NRA Eyes More Targets After D.C. Gun-Ban Win". NPR. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ James Dao (March 18, 2000). "Under Legal Siege, Gun Maker Agrees To Accept Curbs". The New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Law and Politics", David Kairys, 52 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 243 (1983-84)
  7. ^ The politics of law: a progressive critique. Basic Books. 1998. ISBN 0-465-05959-7. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ Kairys resume

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