Robert L. Hayman, Jr.
Professor Emeritus

B.A., Davidson College
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M., Temple University School of Law

E-mail: rlhayman@widener.edu
Phone: 302.477.2265

Robert L. Hayman, Jr., is a former Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor Hayman received a B.A. from Davidson College in 1978, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981, and an LL.M. from Temple University School of Law in 1990.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Hayman served as Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Kansas City, from 1981-82 and Assistant Director and Clinical Instructor in the DC Street Law Project from 1982-85. He was also a Lecturer at the University of Missouri, Kansas City from 1987-90. Professor Hayman is admitted to practice in Missouri.

Professor Hayman joined the faculty at Widener in 1990 as Assistant Professor of Law. He was then Associate Professor of Law from 1993-1999, when he became Professor of Law. He was the H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law for 2003-2005. He received the Student Bar Association "Outstanding Faculty Award" from the Graduating Classes of 1994 and 2003, and an “Outstanding Faculty Award” from the Student Bar Association in 2009. He was a recipient of the Alumni Association's "Professor of the Year" Award in 1999 and 2004. Professor Hayman teaches Constitutional Law and Equal Protection Law, and seminars in: Disability Law (with Dan Atkins, Esq.); Jurisprudence; Poverty Law (with Dan Atkins, Esq.); Race, Gender and Sports; and Selected Topics in Constitutional Law (with the Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Jr.). He has published casebooks on Jurisprudence (with Professors Nancy Levit and Richard Delgado) and Sports and Inequality (with Professor Michael Cozzillio), and a text on desegregation (“Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience”) with Professor Leland Ware of the University of Delaware. His book "The Smart Culture" received a National TASH "Image Award" in 2002 for its "positive portrayals of people with disabilities." He is currently working on a casebook on Disability Law (with Professors Dan Atkins, Robert Hornstein and Mary Beth Musumeci).

Selected Recent Publications

  • and Nancy Levit, The Stories of American Law in On Philosophy in American Law (Cambridge University Press 2009).
  • Suffering From, 75 UMKC L. Rev. 1153 (2007).
  • Neutral Principles and the Resegregation Decisions, 9 Widener L. Symp. J. 129 (2002).
  • Re-Cognizing 'Race': An Essay In Defense of Race-Consciousness, 6 Widener L. Symp. J. 37 (2000).
  • Leland Ware and –, Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience (Penn State University Press 2009).
  • Michael J. Cozzillio and –, Sports and Inequality, (Carolina Academic Press 2005).
  • et al., Jurisprudence: Classical And Contemporary: From Natural Law to Postmodernism (American Casebook Series, West Group 2d ed. 2002).
  • The Smart Culture: Society, Intelligence and Law (New York University Press 1997).