Bill Sherman

Visiting Assistant Professor

Biography

Professor Sherman teaches Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Open Government Law, and Legal Writing II. He also serves as Chair of the City of Seattle's Ethics and Elections Commission, which administers the City's campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, and whistleblower codes.

 Professor Sherman practiced political and election law, commercial litigation, consumer protection, and local government law at the Sherman Law Firm PLLC from 2008-2012. A 1999 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review, he served as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and then for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before establishing the Sherman Law Firm, he worked as a litigator at Davis Wright Tremaine and as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County. Prior to attending law school, he served as Special Assistant to Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. His article, "Your Mayor, Your 'Friend': Public Officials, Social Networking, and the Unmapped New Public Square," was published in a symposium issue of the Pace Law Review in 2011.  His book review essay, "A Pragmatic Republic, If You Can Keep It," will be published by the Michigan Law Review in 2014.

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-417
Phone: (206) 398.4099
Email: shermanb@seattleu.edu
Twitter: @billshermanlaw

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1999
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1990

Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Open Government Law
  • Legal Writing II