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Thursday, July 13, 2006

CrimProfs Louis Michael Seidman and Randy Barnett Appointed to New Professorships

Seidman2_000 Georgetown University Law Center Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff recently announced the appointments of Georgetown CrimProf Louis Michael Seidman as the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law and  CrimProf Randy Barnett as the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory.  Seidman and Barnett will be formally installed at ceremonies during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Barnettgray Seidman joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 1976, where he teaches courses in constitutional and criminal law.  He was the James Monroe Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law.   

Prior to coming to Georgetown, Seidman served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and J. Skelly Wright of the D.C. Circuit and as a staff attorney with the D.C. Public Defender Service.  He is the co-author of a constitutional law casebook and the author of several articles concerning criminal justice and constitutional law.  His most recent books are "Equal Protection of the Laws" (Foundation, 2002) and "Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review" (Yale, 2001). 

Barnett will join the Georgetown Law full-time faculty this fall after serving as a visiting professor.  Most recently, he was the Austin B. Fletcher Professor at the Boston University School of Law, where he taught constitutional law, contracts and cyber law, as well as torts, criminal law, evidence, agency and partnership and jurisprudence.  He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and Northwestern University and served as a prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago.  In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzales v. Raich in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Barnett has produced more than 80 articles and reviews, as well as seven books, including, "Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty" (Princeton, 2004), "Contract Cases and Doctrine" (Aspen, 3rd ed. 2003), and "The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law" (Oxford, 1998).

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