David B. Kopel is Research Director of the Independence Institute in Denver; an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute in Washington; and Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.
He is also member of the management committee of Brown University Library’s Anne S.K. Brown Military History Collection.
Kopel is the author of 20 books and over 100 scholarly articles on topics such as antitrust, constitutional law, counter-terrorism, environmental law, intellectual history, and police practices. His articles have been published in journals from Harvard, Yale, Penn, Brown, Michigan, NYU, Texas, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, and Georgetown, among others.
His most recent books are the new third edition of the law school textbook Firearms Law and the Second Amendment; the textbook Colorado Constitutional Law and History; and The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition.
Kopel was a member of the Supreme Court oral argument team in District of Columbia v. Heller. His research and briefs have been cited in five Supreme Court opinions, and dozens of state appellate and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinions.
Since 2003, he has been a columnist for the Volokh Conspiracy, a law professor weblog currently hosted by Reason magazine. Among his awards of Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement and NRA/ILA Defender of Freedom.
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