Andrew Siegel

Associate Professor of Law
Curriculum Vitae


Sullivan Hall 437
(206) 398-4063


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


Early-American Constitutional Development: An Unconventional Seminar (CNLW-387-E)
Torts (TORT-105-C)


Professor Andrew Siegel 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).

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

In the News

Argument preview: The interplay of state and federal law on the outer continental shelf

April 09, 2019 | SCOTUSblog

Professor Andrew Siegel analyzes a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kelso teacher-student conflict poses question: Is online criticism bullying?

February 03, 2019 | The Daily News

Professor Andrew Siegel says schools can discipline students for speech that disrupts the classroom.

Could WA politicians force Trump's hand on tax returns?

January 16, 2019 | Crosscut

Professor Andrew Siegel says Washington could lead the way on requiring the release of presidential tax returns.

9 law experts on what Brett Kavanaugh means for the future of America

October 09, 2018 | KUOW

Professors Andrew Siegel, Charlotte Garden, and others weigh in on what Justice Brett Kavanaugh means for the Supreme Court.

Analysis of President Trump's pick for Supreme Court

July 09, 2018 | KING 5

Judge Brett Kavanaugh would steer the high court to the hard right, says Professor Andrew Siegel.

If confirmed, Trump's nominee for U.S. Supreme Court could impact controversial decisions

July 09, 2018 | KOMO

LGBTQ rights could be at risk if Judge Kavanaugh joins the high court, Professor Andrew Siegel says.

Professor explains SCOTUS ruling to uphold Trump's travel ban

June 26, 2018 | KING 5

Professor Andrew Siegel says the high court disregarded evidence of President Trump's racial animus.