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.


Forthcoming Works - Books

Louis Michael Seidman, The Constitutional Skeptic (The New Press forthcoming).

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Louis Michael Seidman, Rucho Is Right – But for the Wrong Reasons (working paper).
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Louis Michael Seidman, Populist and Progressive Strands in Liberal Constitutionalism, Conn. L. Rev. (forthcoming).
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Geoffrey R. Stone, Louis M. Seidman, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet & Pamela S. Karlan, The First Amendment (New York: Aspen Publishers 6th ed. 2020).

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works

Louis Michael Seidman, Leaks in the Age of Trumpin Leaks, the National Security and Freedom of the Press (Lee C. Bollinger & Geoffrey R. Stone eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).