Bill Sherman

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-417
Phone: (206) 398.4099
Twitter: @billshermanlaw


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


Administrative Law
Criminal Procedure
Open Government Law
Legal Writing II


Professor Sherman teaches Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Open Government Law, and Legal Writing II. He is an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Washington State Attorney General's Office. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Law School from 2012-2014.

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. He then worked as a litigator at Davis Wright Tremaine, as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, and with his own small firm, where he practiced political and election law, commercial litigation, consumer protection, and local government law. Prior to attending law school, he served as Special Assistant to Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.


"Your Mayor, Your 'Friend': Public Officials, Social Networking, and the Unmapped New Public Square,"31 Pace L. Rev. 91 (2011) (link here:
"A Pragmatic Republic, If You Can Keep It," 112 Michigan L. Rev. 905 (2014) (link here:
"The Deliberation Paradox and Administrative law," 2015 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 413 (2015) (link here: