David K. DeWolf

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture

David K. DeWolf is a Professor Emeritus of Law at Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington and a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. A graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, Professor DeWolf has clerked for the Honorable Stephen Bistline of the Idaho Supreme Court. He has written a briefing book for public school administrators, Teaching the Controversy: Darwinism, Design and the Public School Curriculum.


Law Professor David DeWolf on the History of the Santorum Amendment

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Discovery Institute Senior Fellow David DeWolf, a law professor at Gonzaga University School of Law and author of the 2009 law review article “The ‘Teach the Controversy’ Controversy” on the history of the “Santorum Amendment.”

David DeWolf on the Louisiana Academic Freedom Bill

On this episode of ID the Future, Robert Crowther interviews Discovery Institute senior fellow David DeWolf, a leading expert on the legalities of teaching evolution who helped shape the sample academic freedom legislation available at www.AcademicFreedomPetition.com. Dr. DeWolf explains the idea behind the academic freedom bill currently moving forward in Louisiana and what it means to teach the controversy over evolution. Should teachers have the freedom to treat Darwinism as an open and interesting question? Listen in and decide for yourself.

Decent Dissent: Seeking an Open Evolution Debate

In this installment of ID The Future, Gonzaga Law School professor David K. DeWolf discusses the ongoing battle between Darwinism and intelligent design as it resonates through education, politics, and recent presidential debates. DeWolf argues that, rather than unfairly framing the evolution debate or denying tenure to pro-intelligent design college professors, personal agendas should be dismissed so both sides of the issue can be critically investigated. DeWolf’s comments first appeared on June 11th in The Boston Globe.

A Discussion of the Montana Law Review’s Recent Publication of Articles about the Dover Intelligent Design Ruling

On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin discusses with senior fellow David DeWolf the current issue of the Montana Law Review which features a lively exchange of views about the Kitzmiller v. Dover intelligent design decision. The Kitzmiller decision isn’t wearing well even among legal scholars who are critical of intelligent design, and Irons’ article does little to seriously defend Judge Jones’ ruling.

An Interview with David DeWolf, co-author of Traipsing Into Evolution

This week Discovery President Bruce Chapman interviews Gonzaga law school professor, and Discovery senior fellow, David DeWolf about last year’s federal intelligent design trial, Kitzmiller vs. Dover School District. DeWolf is the co-author of the new book “Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Decision” a critique of federal Judge John E. Jones’s decision in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case, the first trial to attempt to address the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design in public schools. In this concise yet comprehensive response, Discovery Institute scholars and attorneys show how Judge Jones’s Kitzmiller decision was based upon faulty reasoning, non-existent evidence, and a serious misrepresentation of the scientific theory of intelligent design.