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).
Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"A right to literacy as the “Pathway from Slavery to Freedom”?," a commentary piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman in the Constitution Daily, August 3, 2018.
"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.
"Noteworthy notes by Scalia in Obergefell," an opinion piece by Professor Jeffrey Shulman in Constitution Daily, October 21, 2015.