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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"House Democrats just gave Republicans everything they wanted in the impeachment inquiry," coverage by Business Insider, October 31, 2019, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"Trump is getting battered on all fronts as Congress, the courts, and even his own officials eviscerate him," coverage by Business Insider, October 26, 2019, quoting Professor Louis Seidman.
"Why the Constitution Leaves Legal Gray Area On Impeachment", coverage in Newsy, October 10, 2019, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"A Fox News poll just found that more than half of American voters want Trump impeached and removed from office," coverage in Business Insider, October 9, 2019, featuring Professor Louis Michael Seidman.