Andrew Siegel

Associate Professor of Law


Professor Andrew Siegel is a tenured Associate Professor at the Seattle University School of Law. He joined the law school in the fall of 2007, after five years teaching at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Before entering the legal academy, Professor Siegel served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court and practiced as a litigation associate in the New York office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.

Professor Siegel graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, has a master's degree in history from Princeton University, and graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from New York University School of Law, where he was also an Executive Editor of the New York University Law Review.

Professor Siegel researches and writes about constitutional theory, contemporary constitutional and public law, American legal history, and criminal procedure. His work on these subjects has appeared in a variety of journals, including the Texas, Fordham, and UC-Davis Law Reviews and the American Journal of Criminal Law. He is currently at work on a variety of projects including a sourcebook for classes on the United States Supreme Court forthcoming from Aspen in 2013 (with Rich Seamon, Joe Thai, and Kathryn Watts), a cultural history of the first generation of American law schools, and articles exploring the structure of due process doctrine and the concept of "constitutional culture." His writings for the popular press include "Nice Disguise: Alito's Frightening Geniality," (The New Republic, November 15, 2005) and "Farewell to Justice Stevens from those who Knew Him Well" (Washington Post, April 9, 2010) (with Joe Thai and Eduardo Penalver).


Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-465
Phone: (206) 398.4063

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. in history, summa cum laude, Yale University, 1993
  • M.A. in history, Princeton University, 1997
  • J.D., summa cum laude, New York University School of Law, 1999


  • Constitutional Law
  • Supreme Court Practice Seminar
  • Advanced Constitutional Law—14th Amendment