After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1971, Professor Seidman served as a law clerk for J. Skelly Wright of the D.C. Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He then was a staff attorney with the D.C. Public Defender Service until joining the Law Center faculty in 1976. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, The University of Chicago Law School, New York University Law School, and the University of Virginia Law School. He teaches a variety of courses in the fields of constitutional and criminal law. He is co-author of a constitutional law casebook and the author of many articles concerning criminal justice and constitutional law.His most recent books are On Constitutional Disobedience (Oxford, 2012);Silence and Freedom (Stanford 2007);Equal Protection of the Laws (Foundation 2002);and Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review (Yale 2001).In 2011, Seidman was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



Louis Michael Seidman, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet & Pamela S. Karlan, Constitutional Law (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 8th ed. 2018 & Supp. 2018).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Louis Michael Seidman, State Action and the Constitution's Middle Band, 117 Mich. L. Rev. 1-69 (2018).
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Louis Michael Seidman, Can Free Speech Be Progressive?, 118 Colum. L. Rev. 2219-2249 (2018).
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Louis Michael Seidman, The Triumph of Gay Marriage and the Failure of Constitutional Law, 2015 Sup. Ct. Rev. 115-146. [Gtown Law] [W] [SSRN]

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Louis Michael Seidman, Seven Problems for Classical Liberals, in The Cambridge Handbook of Classical Liberal Thought 270-278 (M. Todd Henderson ed., New York: Cambridge University Press 2018).