Ronald Rotunda

Professor, Author

1945 –


Who is Ronald Rotunda?

Ronald D. Rotunda is a U.S. legal scholar and professor of law at Chapman University School of Law. Rotunda's area of primary expertise is United States Constitutional law, and is the author of an influential legal treatise on the subject. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1963, when Rotunda was 18 years old, he received a scholarship to attend Harvard University. Professor Rotunda later received a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Rotunda was formerly Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He served as an advisor to Ken Starr during Starr's tenure as special prosecutor during the Clinton Administration. Previously, he had served on the investigative team during the Watergate scandal.

Rotunda married Marcia Mainland in February 1969. She was formerly an attorney in the office of University Counsel during his time at Illinois.

He is married to Kyndra Rotunda, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Chapman University School of Law, a Major in the JAG Corps Individual Ready Reserves of the U.S. Army, and author of "Honor Bound: Inside the Guantanamo Trials."

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  • United States of America
  • Harvard Law School

on July 23, 2013


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