Timothy M. Kaine

Senior Distinguished Lecturer


Senator Tim Kaine is the University of Richmond’s Senior Distinguished Lecturer on Law and Leadership, holding a joint appointment at the Law School and the University’s Jepson School of Leadership. Senator Kaine served as the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2006-2010, Lieutenant Governor from 2002-2006, and Mayor of the City of Richmond from 1998-2001. He also served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009-2011. Governor Kaine has spent his entire adult life serving the public, first as a missionary in Honduras, then a practicing lawyer representing people who had been denied housing due to race or disability, and then as an elected official. He returns to the University of Richmond after having taught legal ethics here from 1987-1993, and teaches a seminar on the Future of Equality in American Constitutional Law.

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J.D., Harvard Law School 1983

B.A., University of Missouri 1979

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Law and Leadership
Select Topics in Constitutional Law