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.

Scholarship

Books

Geoffrey R. Stone, Louis Michael Seidman, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet, Pamela S. Karlan & Aziz Z. Huq, Constitutional Law (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Supp. 2021).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Louis Michael Seidman, The Ratchet Wreck: Equality’s Leveling Down Problem, 110 Ky. L.J. 59-105 (2021-2022).
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Louis Michael Seidman, America’s Racial Stain: The Taint Argument and the Limits of Constitutional Law and Rhetoric, Am. J.L. & Equality (forthcoming).
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Louis Michael Seidman, Rucho Is Right – But for the Wrong Reasons, 23 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 865-877 (2021).
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Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Louis Michael Seidman, Remapping Constitutional Theory (working paper). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]