Drake Constitutional Law Center to host speaker Mike Seidman on “Constitutional Disobedience”
The event, sponsored by Drake University and the Drake Constitutional Law Center
, will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in room 213 of Cartwright Hall, 2621 Carpenter Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Mike Seidman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University Law Center. 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).
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 Georgetown Law Center faculty in 1976.