Richard L. Aynes

Richard L. Aynes

Richard L. Aynes

Title: John F. Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law and Director, Constitutional Law Center
Office: Room 103
Phone: 330-972-7331
Fax: 330-258-2343
Email: rlaynes@uakron.edu
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Biography

Professor Richard L. Aynes earned Bachelor and Juris Doctor degrees from Miami University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law before joining The University of Akron School of Law in 1976 as coordinator of the Appellate Review Office and a Lecturer. He was Associate Dean from 1984 - 1993 and has held the rank of Professor since 1986. He served as UA's interim athletics director in 1993-94 and returned to Akron Law where he held the John F. Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law for the balance of 1994. Professor Aynes was appointed Dean of Akron Law in 1995, a position he held through 2007. Beginning in spring 2008 he returned to the faculty as holder of the John F. Seiberling Chair of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Center. His research and teaching interests include constitutional law, the 14th Amendment and legal history. He has written numerous articles in the area of Constitutional Law including articles published in the Yale Law Journal, the Journal of Southern Legal History, the Chicago Kent Law Review and the Catholic University Law Review. Professor Aynes has been admitted to the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio. Among his current and past memberships are the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Akron Bar Association, Western Reserve Legal Services (Board of Trustees), ABA Special Committee of Evaluation of Judicial Performance (reporter), and consultant to the ABA Victim's Committee, Ohio Supreme Court Racial Fairness Implementation Committee, Ohio Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Committee and Scanlon Inn of Court.

Professor Aynes Receives Liberty Award

Center for Constitutional Law

Curriculum Vitae

Milestones

Selected Publications


Publications

  • The Akron Law School (1921-1959), 46 Akron L. Rev. 207 (2013)
  • Tribute to the late U.S. District Judge Sam H. Bell ('52), 45 Akron L. Rev. 801 (2012)
  • In Memoriam, Professor Malina Coleman, 44 Akron L. Rev. 617 (2011)
  • McDonald v. Chicago, Self-Defense, The Right to Bear Arms, and the Future, 2 Akron J. C. L. & P. 181 (2011)
  • The 39th Congress (1865-1867) and the 14th Amendment: Some Preliminary Perspectives, in Infinite Hope & Finite Disappointment: The Story of the First Interpreters of the Fourteenth Amendment (Univ. of Akron Press 2011)
  • The 39th Congress (1866-1869), in Infinite Hope & Finite Disappointment: The Story of the First Interpreters of the Fourteenth Amendment (Univ. of Akron Press 2011)
  • Tribute in Honor of McDowell Professor Emeritus Richard J. Kovach, 44 Akron L. Rev. 1 (2011)
  • Kate Chase, the “Sphere of Women's Work,” and Her Influence upon her Father's Dissent in Bradwell v. Illinois, 117 Ohio History 31 (2010)
  • McDonald v. Chicago, the Fourteenth Amendment, the Right to Bear Arms, and the Right of Self-Defense,  2010 Cardozo L. Rev. De Novo 170
  • Enforcing the Bill of Rights Against the States: Where do we Stand on Incorporation and What is Next?,  18 J. Contemporary Issues (San Diego) 77 (2009)
  • Entry on John Bingham, in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Yale U. Press 2009)
  • Ink Blot or Not: The Meaning of Privileges and/or Immunities, 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1295 (2009)
  • The 39th Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment, 42 Akron L. Rev. 1019 (2009)
  • Judge Leo A. Jackson, in The African American National Biography (Oxford U. Press, 2008) (Henry Louis Gates & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds.)
  • Missouri Compromise, in The Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court (David Tannehaus, et al., eds., Gale Press 2008)
  • Stone Soup: Thoughts on Balancing a Deanship and Family Life after Twelve Years as Dean, 39 Toledo L. Rev. 228 (2008)
  • John Armor Bingham, in The American Midwest, An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Richard Sisson, Christion Zacher, and Andrew Cayton, gen. eds., Indiana U. Press, 2007)
  • Justice Salmon P. Chase, in The American Midwest, An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Richard Sisson, Christion Zacher, and Andrew Cayton, gen. eds., Indiana U. Press, 2007)
  • Book Review, 68 The Historian 163 (2006) (reviewing Heather Cox Richardson, The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 (2001))
  • John Armor Bingham, in Encyclopedia of the Midwest (Kermit Hall, ed., 2006)
  • Justice Salmon P. Chase, in Encyclopedia of the Midwest (Kermit Hall, ed., 2006)
  • Unintended Consequences of the Fourteenth Amendment and What They Tell Us About Its Interpretation, 39 Akron L. Rev. 289 (2006)
  • Book Review, 82 The Historian 336 (2004) (reviewing Stephanie M.H. Camp, Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South)
  • Ohio and the Drafting and Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment,  in 2 The History of Ohio Law 370 (John F. Winkler & Michael Les Benedict eds., Ohio University Press 2004)
  • Munn v. Illinois,  in Dictionary of American History (3rd ed., Stanley Kutler, ed., Charles Scribner's Son's 2003)
  • Slaughterhouse Cases, in Dictionary of American History (3rd ed., Stanley Kutler, ed., Charles Scribner's Son's 2003)
  • Springer v. U.S., in Dictionary of American History (3rd ed., Stanley Kutler, ed., Charles Scribner's Son's 2003)
  • Stafford v. Wallace, in Dictionary of American History (3rd ed., Stanley Kutler, ed., Charles Scribner's Son's 2003)
  • The Continuing Importance of Congressman John A. Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment, 36 Akron L. Rev. 589 (2003)
  • The Fourteenth Amendment, in Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age 173 (Leonard Schlup & James G. Ryan, eds., M.E. Sharpe, Inc. 2003)
  • Book Review 45 Am. J. Legal Hist. 98 (2001) (reviewing Pamela Brandwein, Reconstructing Reconstruction, The Supreme Court and the Production of Historical Truth (1999))
  • The Bill of Rights, The Fourteenth Amendment, and the Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Scholarship, 8 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 407 (2000) (reviewing Akhil Amar, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (1998))
  • Charles Fairman, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • Charles O'Conor, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • George Washington Paschal, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • James Hillard, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • John A. Bingham, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • John Pomeroy, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • John Van Zandt, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • Joseph Rockwell Swan, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • U.S. District Judge Humphrey Howe Leavitt, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Catron, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice John McLean, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2000)
  • Unintended Consequences of the Fourteenth Amendment, in Unintended Consequences Of Constitutional Amendment 110 (David Kyvig, ed., University of Georgia Press 2000)
  • Bradwell v. Illinois: Chief Justice Chase's Dissent and the “Sphere of Women's Work,” 59 La. L. Rev. 521 (1999)
  • Refined Incorporation and the Bill of Rights, 33 U. Rich. L. Rev. 289 (1999)
  • Cochran v. Louisiana, in Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Garland Press 1999)
  • Pierce v. Society of Sisters, in Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Garland Press 1999)
  • The Blaine Amendment, in Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Garland Press 1999)
  • Wardens v. Blanc, in Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Garland Press 1999)
  • board of Ed. v. Minor, in Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Garland Press 1999)
  • Book Review, 61 The Historian 169 (1998) (reviewing Wayne D. Moore, Constitutional Rights and Powers of the People (1996))
  • Book Review, XLI The Am. J. of Legal Hist. 470 (1997) (reviewing Stephen L. Wasby's Race Relations in an Age of Complexity)
  • Book Review, 57 The Historian 807 (1995) (reviewing Nancy MacLean, Behind the Mask of Chivalry: the Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (1994))
  • Charles Fairman, Felix Frankfurter and the Fourteenth Amendment, 70 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1197 (1995)
  • The Supreme Court in the Current of Legal Thought, 23 No. 2 Rev. Am. Hist. 290 (1995) (reviewing Bernard Schwartz, A History of the Supreme Court (1993) and Bernard Schwartz, Main Currents in American Legal Thought (1993))
  • Constricting the Law of Freedom: Justice Miller, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Slaughter-House Cases, 70 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 627 (1994)
  • The 27th Amendment, in James Madison and the American Nation, 1751-1836 (1994)
  • On Misreading John Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment, 103 Yale L.J. 57 (1993)
  • The Impeachment and Removal of Tennessee Judge West Humphreys: John Bingham's Prologue to the Johnson Impeachment Trial, II Ga. J. S. Legal Hist. 71 (1993)
  • Correspondence, 1 J. Ga. S. Legal. Hist. 499 (1991)
  • An Examination of Brown in Light of Plessy and Croson: Lessons for the 1990s, 7 Harv. BlackLetter L.J. 149 (1990)
  • Book Review, 69 Fla. Hist. Q. 238 (1990) (reviewing Kermit L. Hall & James W. Ely Jr. eds., An Uncertain Tradition: Constitutionalism and the History of the South (1989))
  • The Anti-Slavery and Abolitionist Background of John A. Bingham, 37 Cath. U. L. Rev. 881 (1988)
  • Dedication, Judge Leo A. Jackson, 35 Clev. St. L. Rev. 349 (1988)
  • Constitutional Considerations: Government Responsibility and the Right Not to be a Victim, 11 Pepp. L. Rev. 63 (1984)
  • The Honorable Oscan A. Hunsicker - An Old-Fashioned Gentleman, 17 Akron L. Rev. 6 (1983)
  • Maintaining the Integrity of the Ohio Appellate System, 16 Akron L. Rev. 115 (1982)
  • Evaluation of Judicial Performance: A Tool for Self-Improvement, 8 Pepp. L. Rev. 255 (1981)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, 13 Akron L. Rev. 507 (1980) (reviewing Bob Woodward & Scott Armstrong, The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (1979))
  • Behavior Modification:  Winners in the Game of Life?, 24 Clev. St. L. Rev. 422 (1975)
  • Katz and the Fourth Amendment:  A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy, or A Man's Home Is His Fort, 23 Clev. St. L. Rev. 63 (1974)


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