Dmitry Bam
Associate Professor

Dmitry Bam writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional law, professional responsibility, employment law, and the judiciary. He is recognized as a scholar and commentator on judicial ethics, judicial selection, and constitutional interpretation.

From 2005 to 2009, Professor Bam practiced with the law firms of Morrison & Foerster and Jones Day. His practice focused on employment law, securities law, and appellate litigation. His extensive pro bono work has ranged from ensuring indigent civil litigants the right to counsel in Colorado to litigating cases involving discrimination claims and constitutional issues. From 2009 to 2011, Professor Bam served as a Research Fellow at the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession and taught at Stanford Law School.

Professor Bam graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University and earned a law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School. He served as Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review and on the editorial board of the Stanford Technology and Law Review. He clerked with the Honorable Barry G. Silverman of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Phoenix, Arizona.

Selected Publications

Voter Ignorance and Judicial Elections, 102 KENTUCKY L.J. 553 (2013). [PDF]

Making Appearances Matter: Recusal and the Appearance of Bias, 2011 B.Y.U. L. REV. 943 (2011). [PDF] [SSRN]

Understanding Caperton: Judicial Disqualification Under the Due Process Clause, 42 MCGEORGE L. REV. 65 (2010). [PDF] [SSRN]

A ROADMAP TO JUSTICE (2010) (white paper with Prof. Deborah Rhode). [SSRN]

Dmitry Bam

B.S., Syracuse University
B.A., Syracuse University J.D., Stanford Law School


Office Phone: (207) 780-4355 dmitry.bam@maine.edu


Research Interests:

Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Election Laws
Professional Responsibility

Current Courses:

Constitutional Law Constitutional Law Seminar Employment Law
Law Review
Professional Responsibility


Curriculum Vitae