Ken Kersch

Ken Kersch is a Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College. He was the recipient of both Mellon and Sage Foundation Fellowships. Professor Kersch earned his B.A. from Williams College, J.D. from Northwestern University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.

His primary interests are American political and constitutional development, American political thought, and the politics of courts.

Representative Publications

Kersch, Ken I. “The Talking Cure: How Constitutional Argument Drives Constitutional Development.” Boston University Law Review 94 (2014): 1083-1108.

Kersch, Ken I. “Beyond Originalism: Conservative Declarationism and Constitutional Redemption.” Maryland Law Review 71 (2011): 229-282.

Kersch, Ken I. “How Conduct Became Speech and Speech Became Conduct: A Political Development Case Study in Labor Law and the Freedom of Speech.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 8 (2006): 255-297.

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