Faculty News

  • Professor David Coombs
    Coombs Named Weisberger Professor
    'WikiLeaks Lawyer' David Coombs is named the Joseph R. Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law, effective this semester and continuing into 2015-16 academic year.
  • Drugs
    Horwitz on Mandatory Minimum Sentences
    Prosectors hope longer prison terms will help deter drug dealers. But Professor Andy Horwitz explains why mandatory minimum sentences don’t work.
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert B. Kent, H'91
    A Farewell to Professor Kent
    RWU Law notes the passing of esteemed educator, scholar, colleague and friend, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert Brydon Kent, H’91.


Carl T. Bogus

Carl T. Bogus
Professor of Law

J.D., Syracuse University
A.B., Syracuse University

Contact:
401-254-4617

Professor Bogus’ interests include: (1) Political Ideology. Professor Bogus is interested in modern American political ideology and how it affects public policy and law. (2) Torts and the Civil Justice System. Professor Bogus routinely teaches Torts and Products Liability. (3) Gun Control/Second Amendment. Professor Bogus proposed the thesis that James Madison wrote the Second Amendment to ensure that the federal government could not subvert the slave system by disarming the militia, on which the South relied for slave control. Professor Bogus has testified before Congress and spoken about these topics across the country. In addition to books and law reviews, his writings appear in opinion journals and newspapers, including The Nation, American Prospect, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washington Times, and the Providence Journal. He blogs at http://www.carltbogus.com/edmund-a-blog.

Selected Publications

Books

Buckley: William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Rise of American Conservativism (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2011)

Why Lawsuits are Good For America: Disciplined Democracy, Big Business, and the Common Law (New York: NYU Press, 2001)

The Second Amendment in Law and History: Historians and Constitutional Scholars on the Right to Bear Arms (New York: New Press, 2001) (Ed.)

Articles

Heller and Insurrectionism, 59 Syracuse Law Review 255 (2008)

Gun Control and America's Cities: Public Policy and Politics, 1 Albany Government Law Review 440 (2008)

Rescuing Burke, 72 Missouri Law Review 387 (2007)

Fear-Mongering Torts and the Exaggerated Death of Diving, 28 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 17 (2004)

The Hidden History of the Second Amendment, 31 U.C. Davis Law Review 309 (1998)

The Third Revolution in Products Liability, 72 Chicago-Kent Law Review 3 (1996)

The Death of an Honorable Profession, 71 Indiana Law Journal 911 (1996)