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

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Louis Michael Seidman, Remapping Constitutional Theory (working paper). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]
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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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, Rucho Is Right – But for the Wrong Reasons, 23 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 865-877 (2021).
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