Ray Diamond is the James Carville Alumni Professor of Law and Jules F. & Frances L. Landry Distinguished Professor of Law at Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University.


Prof. Diamond teaches criminal law and constitutional law. He has also written and taught in the area of administrative law and antitrust.  His scholarship in the area of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms twice has been cited in Supreme Court jurisprudence, most recently in McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010) (Justice Thomas concurring), and was awarded the 2000 Carter-Knight Freedom Fund Award.

In connection with the issues he has raised in his Second Amendment scholarship, he was co-counsel on the amicus brief presented by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, decided in 2008.

He is the co-author of Brown v. Board of Education:  Caste, Culture, and the Constitution, which was awarded the 2003 David J. Langum, Sr., prize by the Langum Project for Historical Literature.

His newest scholarship is forthcoming, “Public Safety and the Right to Bear Arms,” a chapter in The Bill of Rights in Modern America (revised 3rd ed., 2019)