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Marlene Nicholson

DePaul Law Professor Marlene Nicholson

Emeritus Professor of Law

Professor Nicholson is a recognized national authority on the constitutional and empirical issues involved in campaign finance regulation since her first article on that subject was published in the Stanford Law Review in 1974. During the last decade, she has focused on comparative constitutional and treaty guarantees of human rights, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to her written work, she has lectured at foreign universities and at international human rights conferences abroad and in the United States. Professor Nicholson is a commentator on draft statutes and constitutions for the ABA's Central and East European Law Initiative. She is a past recipient of the DePaul University College of Law Excellence in Teaching Award.


BA and JD, University of California at Los Angeles


  • Articles
  • Book Chapters
  • Miscellaneous


2000 McLibel: A Case Study in English Defamation Law, 18 Wis. Int'l. L.J. 1 (2000). string;#Click Here
1994 With Norman Nicholson, Funding Judicial Campaigns in Illinois, 77 Judicature 294 (1994) string;#Click Here
1992 Continuing the Dialogue on Campaign Finance Reform: A Response to Roy Schotland, 21 Cap. U.L. Rev. 463 (1992) string;#Click Here
1991 Judicial Ethics: Political Activity and Fund Raising, 22 Loy. U. Chi. L. J. 597 (1991) string;#Click Here
1987 Basic Principles or Theoretical Tangles: Analyzing the Constitutionality of Government Regulation of Campaign Finance, 38 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 589 (1987-1988) string;#Click Here
1987 The Supreme Court's Meandering Path in Campaign Finance Regulation and What it Portends for Future Reform, 3 J.L. & Pol. 509 (1987) string;#Click Here
1986 With Bradley Scott Weiss: Funding Judicial Campaigns in the Circuit Court of Cook County, 70 Judicature 17 (1986) [Reprinted in 132 Chi. Daily L. Bull., August 21, 1986, at 2, col. 2] string;#Click Here
1983 Political Campaign Expenditure Limitations and Unconstitutional Condition Doctrine (Symposium: Money in Politics: Political Campaign Finance Reform), 10 Hastings Const. L.Q. 601 (1983) string;#Click Here
1981 The Constitutionality of Contribution Limitations in Ballot Measured Elections, 9 Ecology L. Q. 683 (1981) string;#Click Here
1980 The Constitutionality of the Federal Restrictions on Corporate and Union Campaign Contributions and Expenditures, 65 Cornell L. Rev. 945 (1980) string;#Click Here
1977 Buckley v. Valeo: The Constitutionality of the Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974, 1977 Wis. L. Rev. 323 string;#Click Here
1974 Campaign Financing and Equal Protection, 26 Stan. L. Rev. 815 (1974) string;#Click Here

Book Chapters

1999 Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the "New Constitution," in Supplement II of the Encylopedia of the American Constitution (Macmillan, 1999). string;#
1992 Financing Political Speech, in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1992) string;#
1991 Campaign Finance, in Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (1985 to 1990 Supplement) string;#


1999 Osobę publiczną wolno nazwać "głupkiem", ale nie "ćwokiem", Rzeczpospolita, Sept. 14, 1999 string;#Click Here
1994 Thoughts on Drafting a Bill of Rights, J American Studies Center 12 (1994) string;#
1994 Kobietom Nie sa Potrzebre Przywliege, Rzeczpospolita, (March 1994). string;#
1990 Setting Limits for Campaigning by Spouses, Chi. Law., Aug. 1990, at 16 & 55. string;#