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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).


  • A.B., Chicago
  • J.D., Harvard


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


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