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Louis Michael Seidman

After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1971, 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 Georgetown University Law Center faculty in 1976. He is now the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown. Seidman has held visiting professorships at Harvard, New York University, and the University of Virginia Law Schools. 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.