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Gary S. Gildin

Gary Gildin

Hon. G. Thomas and Anne G. Miller Chair in Advocacy
Director, Center for Public Interest Law and Advocacy
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Law

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J.D., Stanford Law School
B.A., University of Wisconsin

Professor Gildin is recognized among the nation's leading teachers of advocacy skills. Professor Gildin designed a course on civil liberties litigation and has prepared the multi-disciplinary and multi-media electronic course book, Civil Liberties Litigation. His most recent scholarly articles propose alternate means by which damages caused by deprivations of constitutional rights should be allocated among the governmental entity, the individual public official and the victim.

As director of the Center for Public Interest Law and Advocacy, Professor Gildin has been instrumental in providing students with many opportunities to participate in public interest law practice, during and after their legal education. He has served as an officer of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and of its South Central Pennsylvania chapter. His work as counsel in civil liberties cases often affords our students opportunities for observation or participation in significant litigation. Professor Gildin used a Canada-Fulbright Award to spend the 2007-08 academic year as Visiting Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.

“Cross-Examination at Trial: Strategies for the Deposition,” 35 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 471 (2012)

“Redressing Deprivations of Rights Secured by State Constitutions Outside the Shadow of the Supreme Court’s Remedies Jurisprudence,” 115 Penn St. L. Rev. 877 (2011)

“The Supreme Court's Legislative Agenda to Free Government from Accountability for Constitutional Deprivations,” 114 Penn St. L. Rev. 1333 (2010)  

“Strip Searches and the Silo Effect: Adopting a Holistic Approach to Charter Remedies,” in Taking Remedies Seriously (2009)

“Allocating Damages Caused by Violations of the Charter: The Relevance of American Constitutional Remedies Jurisprudence,” 24 Nat'l J. Const. L. 121 (2009)

“Bankruptcy Pro Bono Legal Assistance Programs: An Update,” 16 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 397 (with Peter C. Alexander, 2007)

Catalog of Pro Bono Bankruptcy Programs and Resources, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (co-edited with Peter C. Alexander under a grant from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Endowment for Education and the American College of Bankruptcy, 2007)