Distinguished Professor of Law Bennett Gershman publishes new edition of Modern Constitutional Law Casebook

September 30, 2020
Professor Bennett Gershman

Professor Bennett Gershman’s new edition of the Casebook, Rotunda’s Modern Constitutional Law: Cases, Notes, and Questions, co-authored with the late Ronald D. Rotunda, will be published in November 2020. The Casebook was first published forty years ago and is now in its Twelfth Edition. The book's publisher, West Academic, says this new edition “incorporates many changes in Constitutional law, including limiting federal courts’ power to review partisan state gerrymanders, limits on government-compelled speech, refusing to give the President immunity from subpoenas by prosecutors and Congress for the President’s private papers, freeing churches from burdens on free exercise of religion, striking down abortion restrictions, and refining powers under the commerce clause.” Learn more here.

Gershman has been a professor of law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law since its founding as the Pace Law School in 1976. In early 2020, Pace University recognized him as a Distinguished Professor, which is the highest honor the University bestows upon faculty. Prior to coming to Pace, Gershman was a prosecutor in the New York State Anti-Corruption Office, where he argued cases in state and federal courts involving public and political officials charged with corruption.

Gershman has written four books, over 75 articles in law journals, and hundreds of book reviews, essays, and op-ed pieces. His treatise, Prosecutorial Misconduct, initially published in 1985 and now in its 2nd edition, has become a preeminent resource for scholars and practitioners seeking guidance on wrongful convictions.

As a leading authority in the country on prosecutorial misconduct, Gershman is continuously called upon by the news media for his expertise. He is routinely quoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as by a host of local publications. He has served as an expert witness on prosecutorial misconduct in numerous criminal cases. He also has devoted much of his time to training prosecutors and judges.

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