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Prof. Louis Michael Seidman

Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center

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 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 Silence and Freedom (Stanford 2007), Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review (Yale 2001) and Equal Protection of the Laws (Foundation 2002).

Education
  • A.B., Chicago
  • J.D., Harvard

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Publications and Multimedia
Democracy & Political Ignorance - Event Video
Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Student Chapter, the Faculty Division, and the Georgetown Center for the Constitution
January 21, 2014
Federalism and Interstate Competition - Event Audio/Video
2011 Annual Student Symposium
February 26, 2011
The Sotomayor Nomination, Part III
Online Debate
July 17, 2009
The Sotomayor Nomination, Part II
Online Debate
July 13, 2009
The Sotomayor Nomination, Part I
Online Debate
July 09, 2009