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.
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"Trump is venturing into uncharted legal territory as he muses about pardoning himself," coverage by Business Insider, June 4, 2018, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"Can Trump actually pardon himself? Experts weigh in," coverage by The Guardian, June 4, 2018, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"“Desperate,” “ Subversive,” “Nonsense”: How Trump’s Radical Theory of Executive Power Could Break the Constitution," coverage by Vanity Fair, June 4, 2018, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.
"Experts say Supreme Court decision in favor of Colorado baker will have limited impact," coverage by Gray DC, June 4, 2018, quoting Professor Louis Michael Seidman.