Howard M. Wasserman

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Howard M. Wasserman
Professor of Law

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J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
B.S., Northwestern University

Professor Wasserman’s Federal Courts Blog
Professor Wasserman’s Evidence Blog
Professor Wasserman’s Civil Procedure Blog
Professor Wasserman’s Civil Rights Blog

Howard M. Wasserman joined the College of Law faculty in 2003. Professor Wasserman teaches civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, civil rights, and First Amendment; he writes about the freedom of speech, the role of procedure and jurisdiction in public-law and civil-rights litigation, and recently on baseball’s Infield Fly Rule. He blogs at PrawfsBlawg, is the Section Editor for the Courts Law Section of JOTWELL, and is a Contributor at SCOTUSBlog. Professor Wasserman graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an associate articles editor of the Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge James T. Giles of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Jane R. Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has been a visiting professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law. Professor Wasserman is a loyal Chicago Cubs fan.


  • Painting Constitutional Law: Florida, the Supreme Court, and the Creation of Constitutional Rights in Cordtada’s “May It Please the Court” (Brill) (M.C. Mirow & Howard M. Wasserman, eds.) (forthcoming 2020)
  • Infield Fly Rule is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball’s Most (In)Famous Rule (McFarland) (forthcoming 2019)
  • Understanding Civil Rights Litigation (Carolina Academic Press) (2d ed. 2018)

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