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
"Constitution in Crisis", coverage in Harper's Magazine, September 17, 2019 by Professor Louis Michael Seidman featuring Professor Rosa Brooks.
"Constitutional Crisis? Not Quite, But Courts Could Be Tested," coverage by Law 360, May 17, 2019, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"Devin Nunes sued a parody account with about 1,000 followers. Here’s how many it has now," coverage by McClatchy DC, March 19, 2019, quoting Professor Louis Seidman.
"Why Cohen’s Revelations Won’t Lead to Trump’s Impeachment," coverage by U.S. News & World Report, February 28, 2019, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.