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 Wesley Judkins Campbell
Wesley Judkins Campbell
Associate Professor of Law
Courses Taught Constitutional Law Constitutional Law II - Individual Rights Civil Rights Litigation Constitutional History

Jud Campbell joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2016 after serving as the Executive Director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. His academic focus is First Amendment law and constitutional history. His publications include articles in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Texas Law ReviewConstitutional Commentary, and Law and History Review. After completing his J.D. at Stanford Law School, he clerked for Judge Diane S. Sykes on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and for Judge José A. Cabranes on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and two master’s degrees from the London School of Economics, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar.

Presenter, "Changing Conceptions of the First Amendment," APSA Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association (September 2020)
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Professional Experience
Associate Professor of Law (2019 - present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Assistant Professor of Law (2016 - 2019)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Executive Director (2013 - 2016)
Stanford Law School Constitutional Law Center
Law Clerk for Judge Jose A. Cabranes (2012 - 2013)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Law Clerk for Judge Diane S. Sykes (2011 - 2012)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Journal Articles

Constitutional Rights Before Realism, Illinois Law Review (2020).

Compelled Subsidies and Original Meaning, 17 First Amendment Law Review 249 (2019).

The Invention of First Amendment Federalism, 97 Texas Law Review 517 (2019).

Judicial Review and the Enumeration of Rights, 15 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 569 (2017).

Natural Rights and the First Amendment, 127 Yale Law Journal 246 (2017).

Republicanism and Natural Rights at the Founding, 32 Constitutional Commentary 85 (2017).

Speech-Facilitating Conduct, 68 Stanford Law Review 1 (2016).

Commandeering and Constitutional Change, 122 Yale Law Journal 1104-1181 (2013).

Religious Neutrality in the Early Republic, 24 Regent University Law Review 311 (2012).

The French Intrigue of James Cole Mountflorence, 65 William & Mary Quarterly 779 (2008).

James Cole Mountflorence and the Politics of Diplomacy, 66 Tennessee Historical Quarterly 210 (2007).

Charles Gerrard: Early Benefactor of the University of North Carolina, 83 North Carolina Historical Review 293 (2006).

Book Reviews

Review of Frank J. Byrne, Becoming Bourgeois: Merchant Culture in the South, 1820-1865, 84 North Carolina Historical Review 103 (2007).

Magazine/Trade Publications

What Did the First Amendment Originally Mean?, Summer Richmond Law Magazine 19 (2018).

B.A., University of North Carolina
J.D., Stanford Law School
M.Sc., London School of Economics
Theory and History of International Relations
M.Sc., London School of Economics
Economic History
Contact Information
Room 213-A, Law School
(804) 287 6558
(804) 289 8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Constitutional Law
First Amendment
Legal History