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
"How much power does Chief Justice Roberts have in the impeachment trial?," coverage by The Washington Post, January 21, 2020, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"Impeachment comes with its own rules — or lack thereof — on standard of proof," coverage by Roll Call, January 21, 2020, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"Abuse of power, obstruction - the charges against Trump explained," coverage in Reuters, January 1, 2020, featuring Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"A day of vitriol and jarring rhetoric: House debate gives voice to a divided nation," coverage by the Montreal Gazette, December 19, 2019, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman. This story also covered in the National Post and The Media Times.