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Allen Richard Kamp

Allen Richard Kamp

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2373
Office: Room 1114
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. | 9-10:30 a.m.

BA, University of California-Berkeley
MA, University of California-Irvine
JD, University of Chicago Law School

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Allen Kamp holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in English. After graduating from law school, he practiced with Vedder, Price, Kaufman and Kammholz and with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. He began his teaching career at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and has been a member of the John Marshall faculty for more than 20 years. Professor Kamp has served as advisor to the Client Counseling team, the Negotiation team, the Mediations team, and the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition team.

His legal writings have considered the history of the Uniform Commercial Code. He recently published "The Missing Jurisprudence of Merit" in the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, and is co-author of Secured Transactions and Payment Systems, Problems and Answers.

Professor Kamp joined the faculty in 1981. He teaches Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, and Contracts.

Full Curriculum Vitae


The Birthright Citizenship Controversy: A Study of Conservative Substance and Rhetoric, 18 Tex. Hisp. J. L. & Pol'y 49 (2012)

Ricci v. DeStefano and Disparate Treatment: How the Case Makes Title VII and the Equal Protection Clause Unworkable, 39 Capital U. L. Rev. 1 (2010)

"A History of American Commercial Law," in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Law (Oxford University Press 2009)

Jurisprudence: A Beginner's Simple and Practical Guide to Complex Legal Theory, 2 The Crit: Critical Stud. 62 (2009)

More Publications


Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "The Dark Side of the Second Amendment," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (September 2013)

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Constitutional Interpretation and Technological Change," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (October 2012)

Panelist: 8th Annual International Contracts Conference, "Teaching Contracts," TX (February 2012)

Speaker: The Loyola 2nd Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium (October 2011)

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