Heidi Li Feldman is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, with a courtesy appointment in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University. She has written major articles on tort law and on legal ethics. Her scholarly expertise includes the U.S. civil justice system more generally. Dr. Feldman is also the founder and director of Leaders from Law, a training and orientation program for progressive law students and lawyers considering elected office. During 2019-20, she served on the DHS Oversight and Accountability Project Task Force, organized by the Center for New American Security.
Dr. Feldman seeks to bring her knowledge of U.S. law, politics and history to a broad public and to bring a grassroots perspective to the legal academy. Dr. Feldman regularly speaks to U.S. and foreign press on topics ranging from U.S. gun regulation efforts to the illegality of family separation as practiced by the Trump administration to the legal issues arising from business and university efforts to escape liability arising from the covid-19 pandemic. In addition to her scholarship, she has published op-eds in the LA Times and in Slate. She has been quoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, CBS News, and NBC News; extensive interviews with her have aired on NPR and on CBC (Canadian) radio and television. Dr. Feldman is also active on Twitter.
Dr. Feldman earned both her J.D. and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. She joined the Georgetown University Law Center faculty in 1998.
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"E. Jean Carroll 'Angry' That Justice Department Is Still Asking to Defend Donald Trump in Defamation Case," coverage in People, June 8 2021, featuring Professor Heidi Li Feldman.
"Nursing Homes Invoke Trump Guidance to Stave Off Lawsuits," coverage by Politico, May 24, 2021, featuring Professor Heidi Li Feldman.
"Nursing homes invoke Trump-era protections to fight lawsuits over Covid deaths," coverage in Politico, May 22, 2021, featuring Professor Heidi Li Feldman.
"Columnist E. Jean Carroll’s Lawyers Say It Was ‘Wrong and Dangerous’ for Trump DOJ to Ask to Defend Him," coverage in People, April 20, 2021, featuring Professor Heidi Li Feldman.