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Gil Kujovich

In Memoriam
Professor Emeritus of Law

JD, Harvard University, 1975

BA, Middlebury College, 1969

Gil Kujovich


Professor Gil Kujovich specialized in constitution law, civil rights law, and administrative law. His courses at Vermont Law School included Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Law, and Federal Courts. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Vermont Law School's vice dean for Academic Affairs.

Professor Kujovich received his BA degree, cum laude, from Middlebury College in 1969 and his JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1975. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Shirley Hufstedler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for justices Potter Stewart and Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then became special assistant to the general counsel in the U.S. Department of Defense from 1977 to 1979. He served as counsel to the White House Intelligence Oversight Board from 1979 to 1980. He then served as assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Education and joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 1981. During the consideration of civil union (same-sex marriage) legislation by the Vermont Legislature, he testified numerous times before the House and Senate Judiciary committees. His testimony responded to the federal and state constitutional concerns of the committees.



An Essay on the Passive Virtue of Baker v. State, 25 VT Law Rev. 93 (Fall 2000).
In Opposition to Amending the Vermont Constitution, 25 VT Law Rev. 277 (Fall 2000).
Public Black Colleges: The Long History of Unequal Instruction, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (Spring 1994).
Public Black Colleges: The Long History of Unequal Funding, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (Winter 1993).
Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and the Black Public College: The Era of Separate but Equal, 72 Minn. L. Rev. 29 (1987).


​"Potter Stewart," in The Supreme Court Justices (Supreme Court Historical Society 1993).
​"Affirmative Action in Higher Education: The Constitutional Constraints," in One Nation, Indivisible: The Civil Rights Challenge for the 1990's (1989).


​"Administrative Powers of American Judges," panel discussion with Canadian judges and justices, taped by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), 1993.


​"The Federal Judicial System," to delegation of Karelian lawyers and judges, 1994.​
​"Pierson vs. Murray, The First Challenge to Segregated Colleges and the Legacy of Thurgood Marshall," Dartmouth College, 1993.​
​"Selecting a Supreme Court: The Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearings," Dartmouth College, 1992.​