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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 I & II
United State Supreme Court Practice Seminar
American Legal History

Andrew Siegel

Associate Professor of Law

Curriculum VitaePDF


Professor Andrew Siegel, the Associate Dean for Planning and Strategic Initiatives, joined the law school in 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. He is a nationally recognized expert on the United States Supreme Court, who frequently lectures on that subject in a variety of academic and professional settings. He is a co-author of The Supreme Court Sourcebook (with Richard Seamon, Joe Thai, and Kathryn Watts) and his scholarship 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 an annotated collection of Justice Stevens's writings, a cultural history of the first generation of American law schools, and articles exploring the structure of due process doctrine, the concept of "constitutional culture," and the evolution of thinking about the constitutionality of public school uniforms and dress codes. 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).

As Associate Dean, Professor Siegel is responsible for investigating, developing, and overseeing new programs and initiatives including advanced degree programs, collaborations with other schools, and the law school's new satellite campus; for coordinating long-term planning; and for advising the Dean on pressing strategic matters, including regulatory, accreditation, and rankings issues. In his years at SU, Professor Siegel has chaired the Executive, Faculty Appointments, and Curriculum Committees, coordinated the Faculty Law Firm initiative, and served in a variety of other leadership capacities.

Recent Activity

The Justices And Masterpiece Cakeshop: 18th Time A Charm?

June 15, 2017
Why won't the U.S. Supreme Court take this gay rights case? Professor Andrew Siegel offers insights.

Law, Constitutional expert to visit Whidbey, give lectures

May 24, 2017
Professor Andrew Siegel plans a series of discussions on the U.S. Constitution for Whidbey Island residents.

Conservatives Ask: Is House Health Plan Unconstitutional?

March 08, 2017
Professor Andrew Siegel addresses constitutional questions surrounding the new health plan.

Trump's new travel ban avoids some legal pitfalls but not all, local experts say

March 07, 2017
Professors Won Kidane and Andrew Siegel weigh in on President Trump's revised travel ban.

Trump vs Washington: New executive order coming

February 10, 2017
Professor Andrew Siegel reflects on the legal issues at play in President Trump's executive order.

Judge questions claim travel ban has Muslim bias

February 07, 2017
Professor Andrew Siegel helps analyze oral arguments in the state of Washington's case against President Trump.

Unpacking Government: How Do The Branches Of Government Interact With Each Other?

January 23, 2017
Professor Andrew Siegel explains separation of powers at the state level.

The Most Important Law School You've Probably Never Heard Of

August 23, 2016
Professor Andrew Siegel shares the history of America's first law school.

Pride & Peace: A KING 5 Community Forum

June 20, 2016
Professor Andrew Siegel says the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an individual's right to own firearms but hasn't been clear about gun control legislation.

Controversial school-funding rulings prompt crowded Supreme Court races

June 03, 2016
Professor Andrew Siegel says the Washington Supreme Court showed respect for the legislative process in its McCleary decision.

19 lawmakers: State Supreme Court order — and $100,000 per-day fine — unconstitutional

August 20, 2015
Despite the protests of several legislators, the Washington Supreme Court is within its constitutional powers to levy sanctions, says Prof. Andrew Siegel.

School funding back on table as court fines state $100,000 a day

August 13, 2015
Professor Andrew Siegel and adjunct James Lobsenz break down the practical legal issues of the Washington Supreme Court sanction order in the ‪‎McCleary‬ school funding case.

Andrew Siegel comments on SCOTUS marriage equality ruling

June 26, 2015
"If there's any surprise today, it's the tone of the dissents," Professor Andrew Siegel said. (His comments begin at 10:54.)

Supreme Court upholds key component of Obamacare

June 25, 2015
Dean Annette Clark and Professor Andrew Siegel comment on a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding health care subsidies.

Key cases await Supreme Court rulings

June 24, 2015
"The Equal Protection Clause evolves as norms of equality evolve." Professor Andrew Siegel commented on the major cases remaining before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Seattle U Professor talks about gay marriage argument

April 28, 2015
Professor Andrew Siegel analyzes oral arguments in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case and predicts a victory for marriage rights.