Robert L. Birmingham

Professor of Law

Robert L. Birmingham joined the UConn Law faculty in 1974. Professor Birmingham holds a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Pitt Law Review, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. – in both economics and philosophy – from the University of Pittsburgh. Over his many years in the classroom, Professor Birmingham has called upon his rich academic background to teach a number of interdisciplinary courses, including Law and Economics, Law and Philosophy, Law and Science, Energy Law, the Nuremberg Trials, Feminist Legal Theory, and Contracts.

In addition to serving on the Law School faculty for close to 40 years, Professor Birmingham has served as a visiting professor at Ohio State University School of Law and, prior to coming to UConn, as an assistant and associate professor at the University of Indiana (Bloomington) Law School, where he returned as a visitor in 1978-1979. A prolific scholar, Professor Birmingham has written numerous book reviews, as well as dozens of law review articles on a wide range of topics, including legal theory, the First Amendment, law and philosophy and law and economics. He also contributed an article, entitled “Reliance,” for volume 3 of the Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics. More recently, Birmingham co-authored two articles for the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.

Robert L. Birmingham, Tara Shaw and Carolyn Shields, Daubert, Proof of a Prior, and the Soliton: Bernert Towboat Co. v. USS CHANDLER (DDG 996) 34 J. Mar. L. & Com. 173 (2003)
Robert L. Birmingham, Tara Shaw & Carolyn Shields, Recent Developments in Evidence Law 34 J. Mar. L. & Com. 1 (2003)
Robert L. Birmingham, Folk Psychology and Legal Understanding, 32 Conn. L. Rev. 1715 (2000)
Robert L. Birmingham, From Odysseus to Capgras: Seven Episodes of Personal Identity in Law, 49 Syr. L. Rev. 99 (1998)
Robert L. Birmingham, Reliance in The Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics, vol. 3, 294 (1998)