Nahmod Law



I currently blog, on average, every other week on 42 U.S.C. section 1983 and on constitutional law, the First Amendment, the teaching and learning of constitutional law and on other law-related topics.

As I write this (in January 2013), I have 95 posts and over 60,000 views. If there is a particular subject that interests you, please use the search function to find it.

The Blogger

I teach law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and am a graduate of the University of Chicago, Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Divinity School. I’ve written about and taught section 1983, constitutional law and the First Amendment for the last three decades. I’ve also litigated and consulted in these areas for almost that long, including writing briefs and arguing in the United States Supreme Court and various Circuit Courts of Appeals.

In addition, I’ve lectured over the years to hundreds of federal judges under the auspices of the Federal Judicial Center and to thousands of lawyers around the country (including at my own law school’s annual Continuing Legal Education conference on section 1983). And I’ve spoken to many lay groups about the Constitution, something I especially enjoy doing.

Considerably more detailed professional information, including a list of my downloadable publications, is available at In addition, I have posted several video presentations and audio podcasts.


This blog, which is moderated, is intended for academics, lawyers and law students.

I also invite interested members of the general public as readers. I have long believed that the legal profession has not done a very good job of educating the public about the United States Constitution and the American legal system.

Sheldon Nahmod

Written by snahmod

August 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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