James E. Bond

Professor Emeritus


Sullivan Hall 201-L
(206) 398-4079


A.B., Wabash College, 1964; Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1967
LL.M., University of Virginia, 1971
S.J.D., University of Virginia, 1972; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Sigma Alpha Nu


Administrative Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law


Professor Bond was appointed dean of the School of Law in 1986 and remained in that post for seven years. He assumed that title again from 1995 until spring 2000. From 2000-01 he was a Scholar-in-Residence at Liberty Fund, and from 2001 to 2004 served as Seattle University's first University Professor. He joined the law school in 1986.



No Easy Walk to Freedom: Reconstruction and the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment (Praeger 1997).

I Dissent: The Legacy of Justice James Clark McReynolds (George Mason University 1992).

The Constitutional Convention: How Is it Formed?: How Is it Run?: What Are the Guidelines?: What Happens Now? (National Legal Center for the Public Interest 1987) (with David E. Engdahl).

The Art of Judging (Social Philosophy and Policy Center 1987).

Introduction to Legal Skills (s.n.1974).

Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas (C. Boardman Co. 1975, 2d ed. 1982).

The Rules of Riot: International Conflict and the Law of War (Princeton University Press 1974).

Book Reviews

Book Review, 9 The Independent Review 619 (2005) (reviewing Mark Tushnet, The New Constitutional Order (2003)).

Shakespeare as Guide to the Christian Life, 43 The University Bookman 15 (2003) (reviewing Craig Bernthal, Christianity and the Trial of Man (2003)).


Eleventh Amendment Sovereignty: Much Ado About Nothing?, 2002-03 CATO Supreme Court Review 223 (2003).

Multiculturalism: America’s Enduring Challenge, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 59 (2002).

A State Supreme Court in Transition, 25 Seattle U. L. Rev. 545 (2002) (with Kelly Kunsch).

The Initiative Process: The Supreme Court Versus the People, Washington State Bar News, June 2002, at 41.

Keynote Colloquy: Finding Justice in the Internet Dimension (an Interview of Alex Kozinski Conducted by Seattle University School of Law Dean James E. Bond), 20 Seattle U. L. Rev. 619 (1997).

Eulogy for Jim Beaver February 29, 1996, 19 Seattle U. L. Rev. iv (1996).

Greece, Rome and the Bill of Rights, 38 Am. J. Juris. 391 (1993) (book review).

Tribute to Andrew Walkover, 12 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. xiv (1988).

Determining Customary International Law Relative to the Conduct of Hostilities in Non-international Armed Conflicts. (The Sixth Annual American Red Cross-Washington College of Law Conference on International Humanitarian Law: A Workshop on Customary International Law and the 1977 Protocols Additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions.), 2 Am. U. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 471 (1987) (with William J. Fenrick, Hans-Peter Gasser and Waldemar A. Solf).

Selected Writings on the Constitution, 3 Benchmark 276 (1987) (book review).

A Criminal Justice System Divided Against Itself, 113 Mil. L. Rev. 17 (1986).

The Original Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment in Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, 18 Akron L. Rev. 435 (1985).

Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment in North Carolina, 20 Wake Forest L. Rev. 89 (1984).

The Perils of Judicial Statesmanship, 7 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 399 (1982).

The Court Years, 1939: The Autobiography of William O. Douglas, 1982 Detroit C. of L. Rev. 203 (1982) (book review).

The Brethren, 16 Wake Forest L. Rev. 883 (1980) (book review).

Plea Bargaining (Heumann), 15 Wake Forest L. Rev. 837 (1979) (book review).

Plea Bargaining: A Case Note, 3 Just. Sys. J. 58 (1977).

The National Labor Relations Act and the Forgotten First Amendment, 28 S.C. L. Rev. 421 (1977).

Amended Article 1 of Draft Protocol I to the 1949 Geneva Conventions: The Coming of Age of the Guerrilla, 32 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 65 (1975).

Proposed Revisions to the Law of War Applicable to Internal Conflict, 12 Santa Clara Law. 223 (1972).

Survey of the Normative Rules of Intervention, 52 Mil. L. Rev. 51 (1971).

Internal Conflict and Article Three of the Geneva Conventions, 48 Denver L.J. 263 (1971).

Protection of Non-combatants in Guerrilla Wars, 12 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 787 (1971).