Jeffrey Shulman


Director of the Evening Program, Professor of Legal Research and Writing

B.A., University of Maryland; J.D., Georgetown; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Areas of Expertise:

Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing

Professor Shulman's book The Constitutional Parent:  Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child has been accepted for publication by Yale University Press.  Professor Shulman holds...

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Professor Shulman's book The Constitutional Parent:  Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child has been accepted for publication by Yale University Press.  Professor Shulman holds a Ph.D. in English Literature (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980) as well as a J.D. (Georgetown University Law Center, 2005, magna cum laude). From 1984 to 2005, he taught in the Department of English at Georgetown University, with a focus on the literature of the English Renaissance. Upon graduation from the Law Center, Professor Shulman worked for the Washington, D.C., Public Defenders Service as a D.C. Bar Pro Bono Fellow. He was an associate at Sidley Austin (Washington, D.C.) from 2005 to 2006.

Professor Shulman co-edited Robert Kennedy In His Own Words (Bantam, 1988), a New York Times best-seller (for one week!).  His most recent articles are "Who Owns the Soul of the Child?:  An Essay on Religious Parenting Rights and the Enfranchisement of the Child," Charleston Law Review (forthcoming 2012); "Epic Considerations:  The Speech That the Supreme Court Would Not Hear in Snyder v. Phelps," 2011 Cardozo Law Review de novo 35 (2011); "The Parent as (Mere) Educational Trustee:  Whose Education Is It, Anyway?," 89 Nebraska Law Review 290 (2010); "Free Speech at What Cost:  Snyder v. Phelps and Speech-Based Tort Liability," 2010 Cardozo Law Review de novo 313 (2010); "When Is Religious Speech Outrageous:  Testing the Limits of Religious Advocacy," 114 Penn State Law Review Penn Statim 13 (2010); "What Yoder Wrought:  Religious Disparagement, Parental Alienation, and the Best Interests of the Child," 53 Villanova Law Review 173 (2008); and "The Outrageous God:  Emotional Distress, Tort Liability, and the Limits of Religious Advocacy," 113 Penn State Law Review 381 (2008).  Professor Shulman's review essay "The Siren Song of History:  Originalism and the Religion Clauses" appeared in the Journal of Law and Religion (2011).  On behalf of Albert Snyder, Professor Shulman submitted an amicus brief to the Fourth Circuit in Snyder v. Phelps (2008 WL 3460050).





Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Jeffrey Shulman, The Constitutional Parent: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press 2014).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Jeffrey Shulman, Meyer, Pierce, and the History of the Entire Human Race: Barbarism, Social Progress, and (the Fall and Rise of) Parental Rights, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 337-388 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, Who Owns the Soul of the Child?: An Essay on Religious Parenting Rights and the Enfranchisement of the Child, 6 Charleston L. Rev. 385-448 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, The Siren Song of History: Originalism and the Religion Clauses, 27 J.L. & Religion 163-177 (2011) (reviewing The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall & Jeffrey H. Morrison eds., 2009); Donald L. Drakeman, Church, State, and Original Intent (2010); Vincent Phillip Muñoz, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson (2009)).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, Epic Considerations: The Speech that the Supreme Court Would Not Hear in Snyder v. Phelps, 2011 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 35-42.    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
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Books

  • Jeffrey Shulman, The Constitutional Parent: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press 2014).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Jeffrey Shulman, Meyer, Pierce, and the History of the Entire Human Race: Barbarism, Social Progress, and (the Fall and Rise of) Parental Rights, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 337-388 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, Who Owns the Soul of the Child?: An Essay on Religious Parenting Rights and the Enfranchisement of the Child, 6 Charleston L. Rev. 385-448 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, The Siren Song of History: Originalism and the Religion Clauses, 27 J.L. & Religion 163-177 (2011) (reviewing The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall & Jeffrey H. Morrison eds., 2009); Donald L. Drakeman, Church, State, and Original Intent (2010); Vincent Phillip Muñoz, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson (2009)).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, Epic Considerations: The Speech that the Supreme Court Would Not Hear in Snyder v. Phelps, 2011 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 35-42.    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, The Parent as (Mere) Educational Trustee: Whose Education Is It, Anyway?, 89 Neb. L. Rev. 290-357 (2010).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, Free Speech at What Cost?: Snyder v. Phelps and Speech-Based Tort Liability, 2010 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 313-344.    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, When is Religious Speech Outrageous?: Snyder v. Phelps and the Limits of Religious Advocacy, 114 Penn. St. L. Rev. Penn Statim 13-18 (2010).    [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, The Outrageous God: Emotional Distress, Tort Liability, and the Limits of Religious Advocacy, 113 Penn. St. L. Rev. 381-415 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, What Yoder Wrought: Religious Disparagement, Parental Alienation and the Best Interests of the Child, 53 Vill. L. Rev. 173-208 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, Spiritual Custody: Relational Rights and Constitutional Commitments, 7 J.L. & Fam. Stud. 317-349 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Jeffrey Shulman, Making Sense of the Establishment Clause, Engage, July 2009, at 4-6.    [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Jeffrey Shulman, A Few Serious, if Modest, Proposals to Improve Legal Writing, W. Va. Law. Nov./Dec. 2007, at 12-13.    [W]
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In the News

"The Perils Of ‘Sharenting’," coverage by The Huffington Post, October 11, 2016, quoting Professor Jeffrey Shulman.

"The Perils of 'Sharenting'," coverage in The Atlantic, October 6, 2016, featuring Professor Jeffrey Shulman.

"Little Sisters and Big Burdens:  Does Obamacare substantially burden the free exercise of religion?," an opinon piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman, in Constitution Daily, March 7, 2016.

"Noteworthy notes by Scalia in Obergefell," an opinion piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman in Constitution Daily, October 21, 2015.

"The constitutional debate over parental rights: A missed opportunity," an opinion piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman, in the Constitution Daily, July 21, 2014

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"The Perils Of ‘Sharenting’," coverage by The Huffington Post, October 11, 2016, quoting Professor Jeffrey Shulman.

"The Perils of 'Sharenting'," coverage in The Atlantic, October 6, 2016, featuring Professor Jeffrey Shulman.

"Little Sisters and Big Burdens:  Does Obamacare substantially burden the free exercise of religion?," an opinon piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman, in Constitution Daily, March 7, 2016.

"Noteworthy notes by Scalia in Obergefell," an opinion piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman in Constitution Daily, October 21, 2015.

"The constitutional debate over parental rights: A missed opportunity," an opinion piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman, in the Constitution Daily, July 21, 2014

"How student speech is protected in Neshaminy's 'R' word case," coverage by Philly.com, July 2, 2014, featuring Professor Jeffrey Shulman.

"Could a California bill make going from sperm donor to father as easy as filling out a form? Not so fast," coverage in The Washington Post, May 20, 2014, quoting Professor Jeffrey Shulman.

"Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes: Disposable Phone Used to Start Divorce," coverage in the Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2012, featuring Professor Jeffrey Shulman.

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