David Upham, Ph.D.


J.D., University of Texas School of Law (2005)
Ph.D., University of Dallas (2002)
M.A., University of Dallas (2000)
M.A., Boston College (1995)
B.A., Middlebury College (1993)
Certificat d’Études Politiques, Institut d’Études Politiques (Paris) (1992)

Recent Courses

POL 1311 Principles of American Politics

POL 3323/5302 Constitutional Law

POL 3360/5308 Lincoln and His Times

POL 3327 Civil Rights

POL 4352 Public Law and Administration 

Research Interests

Constitutional Law and History, Political and Legal Theory

Selected Publications

Several of Dr. Upham's scholarly papers, including recent work, are available on his SSRN page.

Interracial Marriage and the Original Understanding of the Privileges or Immunities Clause, 42 Hastings Const. L. Q. 213 (2015).

"Pope Pius XI's Extraordinary--But Undeserved--Praise of the American Supreme Court," Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, 2012

"In 'Candy Cane Case,' Conservatives Should Root for the Principals," National Review Online, June 16, 2011

"Is Texas Messing With History?"  The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2010

Note, Corfield v. Coryell and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship, 83 TEXAS L. REV. 1483 (2005).

Protecting the Privileges of Citizenship: Founding, Civil War, and Reconstruction, inChallenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the Nineteenth Century, 139-60 (Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West eds. 2004)

The Primacy of Property Rights and the American Founding, 98 THE FREEMAN 79-83 (February 1998) (first-place entry in Garvey Fellowship Essay Contest)

Texas Law Review, Manual on Usage & Style (10th ed. 2005) (coeditor)