Dean of the University of Chicago Law School: 1979-1987

Scholarship

Casper is a scholar of constitutional law and history, comparative law, and jurisprudence. From 1977 to 1991, he served as the editor of The Supreme Court Review. At the conclusion of Casper’s deanship, the University of Chicago Law School Record praised his “distinguished accomplishments in political theory and empirical social science,” calling them, “part of the long multidisciplinary tradition of the Law School.” ["The Casper Deanship,” 7]

In addition to numerous scholarly articles, his notable publications include: Juristischer Realismus und politische Theorie im amerikanischen Rechtsdenken [Realism and Political Theory in American Legal Thought], 1967; Landmark Briefs and Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1975 (co-editor); The Workload of the Supreme Court, 1976 (co-authored with Richard A. Posner); Der Laienrichter im Strafprozeß: Empirische Studien zur Rechtsvergleichung [Lay Judges in the Criminal Courts: Empirical Studies in Comparative Law], 1979 (co-authored with Hans Zeisel); and Separating Power: Essays on the Founding Period, 1997.

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Two Models of Legal Education, Gerhard Casper, 1973

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Law Schools Do Not Know Whether to Teach Chords or Songs: Here Are Two Variations on the Theme 'What is the Law?', Gerhard Casper, 1974

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Foreword, Gerhard Casper, 1983

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For "A Clear Comprehension" of the Law, Gerhard Casper, 1984

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The Constitutional Organization of the Government, Gerhard Casper, 1985

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Law School appoints a woman, Jaan Elias, 1979

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Casper Gets Chair, Chicago Maroon Staff, 1980

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Black, Women Named in Law School, Sherrie Negrea, 1981

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Law Dean Leaves, Karen E. Anderson, 1986

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Kohl Discusses German Politics, Anjali Fedson, 1986

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Law School Campaign Exceeds Goals, University of Chicago Magazine staff, 1987

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The Casper Deanship, Mary Ann Glendon, 1987

Reports

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The D'Angelo Law Library, D'Angelo Law Library, 1987

Speeches

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Comments, Gerhard Casper, 1979

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On the Strange Making, Training, and Thinking of an American Law School Dean, Gerhard Casper, 1980

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Commencement Address, Gerhard Casper, 1982