David Schultz ’98

  • Visiting Professor


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D.
  • University of London, LL.M.


  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Election Law
  • First Amendment
  • Government Ethics
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Professor David Schultz is a national expert on election law, professional ethics, state constitutional law, and eminent domain and land use law. He teaches courses in Election Law, State Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility. 

A professor in the political science department at Hamline University, Schultz teaches classes in American politics and public policy. From 1999 until 2013, he was Hamline University Professor in the School of Business where he taught doctoral and masters-level students in public administration, non-profit administration, and business administration.

Past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Affairs Education, Schultz is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Public Integrity, Election Law Journal, RUDN Journal of Public Administration (Moscow, Russia), Journal of Politics and Law, and Social Science Studies. He edits a series Election Law, Politics, and Theory for Ashgate Publishing and Studies in Law and Politics for Peter Lang Publishing and is the author/editor of more than 35 books, 12 legal treatises, and 150 articles on topics including civil service reform, election law, eminent domain, constitutional law, public policy, legal and political theory, and the media and politics. His most recent publications include: Presidential Swing States (Lexington), Encyclopedia of Money in American Politics (ABC-CLIO), The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia (Lexington), Election Law and Democratic Theory (Ashgate), American Politics in the Age of Ignorance: Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research (Macmillan/Palgrave), Constitutional Law in Contemporary America (Oxford University Press), American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.), Evicted! Property Rights and Eminent Domain in America (Praeger Press), and the Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice (Facts on File, Inc). He has also written books on the media and politics, political advertising, and election law.

Schultz is a three-time Fulbright Senior Specialist, teaching in Armenia, Hungary, and Lithuania. In 2008 he toured Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland for the U.S. State Department as a speaker on American politics and elections, and in 2012 did the same in Ukraine and Malta. He has also lectured at the American Corners in Budapest, Bratislava, and Moscow. In 2013, he won the Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award. This national teaching award, given to one professor per year by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), recognizes professors who make outstanding contributions to public policy education. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Schultz was named a SuperProfessor in the United States by Faculty Row. 

Schultz has a Ph.D. in political science ('89) and a J.D. ('98) from the University of Minnesota, an LL.M. from the University of London (specializing in criminal law and the law of the European Union), M.A.s in political science and philosophy from Rutgers University and SUNY Binghamton respectively, a Masters of Astronomy from James Cook University, and a B.A. in political science and philosophy from SUNY Binghamton. Previously he has taught classes in American politics, political participation, campaigns and elections, urban politics, state and local government, political theory, and constitutional law at the University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of St Thomas School of Law, and Hamline University School of Law.

Campaign Finance and Election Law

Congress, the President, and the Constitution

Professional Responsibility - General