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Jeffrey Shaman

  • jshaman@depaul.edu
  • Vincent de Paul Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8143
  • 742 O'Malley Place

Professor Shaman has concentrated much of his scholarship in the area of constitutional law, and his numerous works in this area have been widely cited and quoted, both by the courts and by other scholars. He is the author of Constitutional Interpretation: Illusion and Reality (Greenwood Press 2001) and Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press 2008), and the co-author of State Constitutional Law—The Modern Experience (West Publishing 2010). His articles analyzing the constitutional process have been published in law reviews across the country. The Encyclopedia of American Law contains a chapter he wrote on the Equal Protection Clause, and the Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court includes a note he authored on Brown v. Board of Education. Professor Shaman also is a national authority on judicial conduct and ethics, and is co-author of several works on that subject, including Judicial Conduct and Ethics (LexisNexis 2013), which received an award for excellence from the Association of American Publishers and is now in its fifth edition. He has contributed many articles to Judicature and the Judicial Conduct Reporter, and has lectured extensively on judicial conduct and ethics. In 1994-95 he held the Wicklander Chair for Professional Ethics. Professor Shaman was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1983, and is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Constitution Society Board of Advisors. He served as senior fellow of the American Judicature Society and as president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Professor Shaman was an advisory board member for DePaul’s International Human Rights Law Institute, and participated in human rights programs in Algeria, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. Currently he is director of DePaul’s Center for Public Interest Law. As an attorney, Professor Shaman has litigated cases involving due process of law, equal protection of law, freedom of speech and other constitutional rights. He has won numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and service to the community, culminating in his appointment as a Vincent de Paul Professor of Law.

Education

BA, Pennsylvania State University; JD, University of Southern California; LLM, Georgetown University

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Liberties, Judicial Ethics

Courses Taught

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Process
  • Federal Courts
  • Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & the Law
  • Seminar on Judicial Conduct & Ethics
  • Senior Seminar on First Amendment Freedoms
  • State Constitutional Law
Publications
  • Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Book Reviews
  • Miscellaneous

Articles

2012 Rules of General Applicability, 10 First Amend. L. Rev. 419 (2012) string;#Click Here
2012 Justice Scalia and the Art of Rhetoric, 28 Const. Comment. 287 (2012) string;#Click Here
2011 State Constitutional Law: The Right of Privacy and Same-Sex Marriage, 59 U. Kan. L. Rev. 747 (2011) string;#Click Here
2010 After Heller: What now for the Second Amendment?, 50 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1095 (2010) string;#Click Here
2009 The End of Originalism, 47 San Diego L. Rev. 83 (2010). string;#Click Here
2008 The Wages of Originalist Sin: District of Columbia v. Heller (Issue Brief) (2008). string;#Click Here
2006 The Right of Privacy in State Constitutional Law, 37 Rutgers L.J. 971 (2006). string;#Click Here
2005 On the 100th Anniversary of Lochner v. New York, 72 Tenn. L. Rev. 455 (2005). string;#Click Here
2003 On the Waterfront: Cheese Eating, HUAC, and the First Amendment, 20 Const. Comment. 131 (2003). string;#Click Here
2003 The Evolution of Equality in State Constitutional Law, 34 Rutgers L. J. 1013 (2003). string;#Click Here
1997 The Vicissitudes of Choice of Law: the Restatement (First, Second) and Interest Analysis, 45 Buff. L. Rev. 329 (1997). string;#Click Here
1996 The Impartial Judge: Detachment Or Passion?, 45 DePaul L. Rev. 605 (1996). string;#Click Here
1996 With Jona Goldschmidt, Judicial Disqualification: What Do Judges Think?, 80 Judicature 68 (1996). string;#Click Here
1995 The Theory of Low-Value Speech, 48 SMU L. Rev. 297 (1995). string;#Click Here
1995 With J. Goldschmidt, Judicial Disqualification: An Empirical Study of Judicial Practices and Attitudes (American Judicature Society, 1995). string;#
1994 Essay: Constitutional Interpretation: Illusion and Reality, 41 Wayne L. Rev. 135 (1994). string;#Click Here
1993 With Cynthia Gray, Judicial Conduct & Ethics Curriculum (American Judicature Society, 1993). string;#
1993 Judicial Conduct and Ethics (Michie, 1990) with 1991 and 1993 Supplements. string;#
1992 Is Constitutional Jurisprudence Hostile to Religion?, 42 DePaul L. Rev. 317 (1992). string;#Click Here
1991 Supreme Court Upholds Mandatory Retirement of State Judges, 75 Judicature 222 (1991). string;#Click Here
1991 The Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct and the Appearance of Impropriety, 22 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 581 (1991). string;#Click Here
1991 Gifts and Loans to Judges, 62 Pa. B. Ass'n Q. 27 (Jan. 1991). string;#
1990 With Steve Lubet and James J. Alfini, The 1990 Code of Judicial Conduct: an Overview, 74 Judicature 21 (1990). string;#Click Here
1990 Judicial Immunity from Civil and Criminal Liability, 27 San Diego L. Rev. 1 (1990). string;#Click Here
1989 Bias on the Bench: Judicial Conflict of Interest, 3 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 245 (1989). string;#Click Here
1988 Observations on the Theory of Government Accommodation of Religion, 37 DePaul L. Rev. 347 (1988). string;#Click Here
1988 Judicial Ethics, 2 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1 (1988). string;#Click Here
1988 State Judicial Conduct Organizations (Symposium: Judicial Discipline and Impeachment), 76 Ky. L.J. 811 (1988). string;#Click Here
1987 Interpreting the Constitution: The Supreme Court's Proper and Historic Function, 71 Judicature 80 (1987), reprinted in Los Angeles Daily J., Nov. 26, 1987, at 4, col. 3. string;#Click Here
1986 The Evolution of a Realist, 72 A.B.A.J. (Special Issue) 39 (1986). string;#Click Here
1986 Off-the-Bench Conduct, 57 Pa. B. Ass'n Q. 24 (1986). string;#
1985 With Yvette Begue, Silence Isn't Always Golden: Reassessing Confidentiality in the Judicial Disciplinary Process, 58 Temp. L. Q. 755 (1985). string;#Click Here
1984 Cracks in the Structure: The Coming Breakdown of Levels of Scrutiny, 45 Ohio St. L.J. 161 (1984). string;#Click Here
1983 Constitutional Fact: The Perception of Reality by the Supreme Court, 35 U. Fla. L. Rev. 236 (1983). string;#Click Here
1982 The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Creativity, 9 Hastings Const. L.Q. 257 (1982). string;#Click Here
1980 The Choice of Law Process: Territorialism and Functionalism, 22 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 227 (1980). string;#Click Here
1980 Legal Aspects of Artificial Insemination, 18 J. Fam. L. 331 (1980). string;#Click Here
1979 The First Amendment Rule Against Overbreadth, 52 Temp.L.Q. 259 (1979). string;#Click Here
1978 Persons Who Are Mentally Retarded: Their Right to Marry and Have Children, 12 Fam. L.Q. 61 (1978). string;#Click Here
1976 With Richard C. Turkington, Huffman v. Pursue, Ltd.: The Federal Courthouse Door Closes Further, 56 B.U.L. Rev. 907 (1976). string;#Click Here
1976 Revitalizing the Clear-and-Present-Danger Test: Toward a Principled Interpretation of the First Amendment, 22 Vill. L. Rev. 60 (1976). string;#Click Here
1975 The Rule of Reasonableness in Constitutional Adjudication: Toward the End of Irresponsible Judicial Review and the Establishment of a Viable Theory of the Equal Protection Clause, 2 Hastings Const. L.Q. 153 (1975). string;#Click Here
1975 Notice Requirements in State Court Class Actions: The Aftermath of Eisen, 4 Class Actions Rep. 195 (1975). string;#
1973 The Use of Congressional Committee Reports in the Administrative Process, 6 Ind. L. Rev. 481 (1973). string;#Click Here
1972 Toward Abolishing Bar Examinations, 17 Student Law. 18 (1972). string;#
1971 College Admission Policies Based on Sex and the Equal Protection Clause, 20 Buff. L. Rev. 609 (1971). string;#Click Here
1971 Toward Defining and Abolishing the Bona Fide Occupational Qualification Based on Class Status, 22 Lab. L.J. 332 (1971). string;#Click Here
1971 Education As a Source of Power, 99 Sch. & Soc'y 166 (1971). string;#
1969 Responsibility and Insanity-Do They Exist?, 31 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 243 (1969). string;#Click Here

Books

2013 With James J. Alfini, Steven Lubet, and Charles Gardner Geyh, Judicial Conduct and Ethics, (5th ed., LexisNexis, 2013) string;#
2010 With Randy J. Holland, Stephen R. McAllister, & Jeffrey S. Sutton, State Constitutional Law - the Modern Experience (West, 2010). string;#
2008 Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law, (Oxford University Press, 2008). string;#
2007 With Steven Lubet, James J. Alfini, and Charles Gardner Geyh, Judicial Conduct and Ethics, (4th ed., LexisNexis, 2007). string;#
2001 Constitutional Interpretation: Illusion And Reality (Greenwood Press, 2001). string;#
2000 With Steven Lubet & James J. Alfini, Judicial Conduct and Ethics (3d ed., Lexis Pub. Co., 2000). string;#
1995 With Jona Goldschmidt, Judicial Disqualification: An Empirical Study of Judicial Practices and Attitudes (American Judicature Society, 1995) string;#
1993 With Cynthia Gray, Judicial Conduct & Ethics Curriculum (American Judicature Society, 1993). string;#
1993 Judicial Conduct and Ethics (Michie, 1990) with 1991 and 1993 Supplements. string;#
1981 The Federal Court System (Prepared solely for the use of DePaul University College of Law students) (1981). string;#
1976 With Richard C. Turkington, Cases and Materials on the Constitutional Process (3d ed., 2 vols. [S.I.] : Turkington, 1976). string;#
1976 Cases and Materials on the Federal Courts (Prepared solely for the use of DePaul University College of Law students) (1976). string;#
1971 Cases and Materials on Civil and Political Rights (Prepared solely for the use of DePaul University College of Law students) (1971). string;#

Book Chapters

2011 Judges and Non-Judicial Functions in the United States, in Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective (H.P. Lee ed., Cambridge University Press, 2011) string;#
2006 On the Waterfront: Cheese-Eating, HUAC, and the First Amendment in Screening Justice-- the Cinema of Law : Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice (Hein, 2006). string;#
1990 Regulation of the Judiciary: The State Commission System, in Ethics in the Courts: Policing Behavior in the Federal Judiciary (National Legal Center for the Public Interest, 1990). string;#
1987 The Equal Protection Clause, in Encyclopedia of the American Judicial System (Scribners, 1987). string;#

Book Reviews

1993 Book Review, The Bill of Rights in Modern America after 200 Years, 76 Judicature 320 (1993). string;#Click Here
1986 Book Review, 70 Judicature 127 (1986) reviewing Robert J. Glennon, The Iconoclast as a Reformer: Jerome Frank's Impact on American Law (1985). string;#Click Here

Miscellaneous

2012 Justice Scalia and the Misuse of History, Am. Const. Soc'y (July 18, 2012) string;#Click Here
2012 Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan: Recusing Freedom of Speech, Am. Const. Soc'y (2012) string;#Click Here
1996 Judicial Ethics: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity, (American Judicature Society, 1996). string;#
1992 Caller ID, 11 Mobius: The Journal of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, Feb., 1992 at 29. string;#
1991 With Frank R. Dufkis, Recent Cases: Confidentiality in the Judicial Disciplinary Process, 12(4) Jud. Conduct Rep. 1 (1991). string;#
1991 Caller ID, Pioneer Press Publications, Feb. 21, 1991. string;#
1990 Caller ID Poses Invasion of Privacy, Chi. Trib., May 18, 1990, sec. 2, at 11. string;#Click Here
1990 Footnote 11 (of Brown v. Board of Education) in Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2d. ed., Oxford University Press, 2005) (1990). string;#
1990 Recent Developments: Judicial Speech and Political Activity, 12(3) Jud. Conduct Rep. 1 (1990). string;#
1990 Co-Author, The Impact of Judicial Relationships on the Appearance of Impartiality, 11(4) Jud. Conduct Rep. 4 (1990). string;#
1990 Footnote 11 of Brown v. Board of Education, Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court (1990). string;#
1989 Co-Author, Political Activities of Judges' Relatives, 11(3) Jud Conduct Rep. 1 (1989). string;#
1987 Reflections on Law School in the Sixties- Young Turks, Terrapins, and Professor T---, U.S.C. Law Mag., Fall-Winter 1987, at 1. string;#
1987 Co-Author, The Application of the Doctrine of Double Jeopardy to Judicial Disciplinary Proceedings, 9(3&4) Jud. Conduct Rep. 1 (1987/88). string;#
1987 Two States Adopt ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, 8(4) Jud. Conduct Rep. 1 (1987). string;#
1987 Interpreting the Constitution: The Supreme Court's Proper and Historic Function, L. A. Daily J., Nov. 26, 1987 at 4. string;#
1987 Politics and Ethics in Electing Judges, 133 Chi. Daily L. Bull., Sept. 1, 1987 at 2, col 2. string;#
1987 Texas Supreme Court Justices Publicly Reprimanded, Admonished, 9(1&2) Jud. Conduct Rep. 1 (1987). string;#
1987 Can Fundamentalists Opt Out of School?, Chi. Sun-Times, Mar. 2, 1987. string;#
1986 The Evolution of a Realist, 72 A.B.A.J., June 15, 1986 (supplement) at 39. string;#Click Here
1986 Off-the-Bench Speech, 8(1) Jud. Conduct Rep. 1 (1986). string;#
1986 Third Circuit Court of Appeals Decides Confidentiality Case, 8(1) Jud. Conduct Rep. 4 (1986). string;#
1985 Guidelines for Cases Involving Judicial Disability, 69 Judicature 110 (1985). string;#Click Here
1985 Introduction (Issue on Judicial Conduct, Discipline and Independence), 69 Judicature 64 (1985). string;#Click Here
1985 The Need for Pay Equity, Chi. Tribune, June 5, 1985, sec. 1 at 19. string;#Click Here
1985 Judicial Reaction to Criticism, 7(3) Jud. Conduct Rep.5 (1985). string;#
1985 Improper Social Activities of Judges, 7(2) Jud. Conduct Rep. 3 (1985). string;#
1985 Book-Banning: The Deplorable Practice of Old Continues Anew, 2 Cogitations on L. & Gov't 59 (Spring 1985). string;#
1985 Exploring the Use of Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Perplexing Intellectual History, 2 Cogitations on L. & Gov't 110 (Spring 1985). string;#
1984 Co-Author, Lawyer Suspended for Criticizing Court, 130 Chi. Daily Law Bull., Dec. 17, 1984, at 2, col. 2. string;#
1984 Co-Author, Lawyer Suspended for Criticizing Court, Chi. Daily L. Bull., Dec. 17, 1984. string;#
1984 Remembering the Warren Court: A Chronicle of Altruism, 2 Cogitations on L. and Gov't 70 (Winter 1984). string;#
1984 Eighth Circuit Suspends Attorney for Criticizing Court, 6(3) Jud. Conduct Rep. (1984). string;#
1984 Executing the Young: the Deplorable Nature of Capital Punishment in America, 2 Cogitations on L. and Gov't 19 (Summer 1984). string;#
1984 New York Commission Allowed to Keep Records Confidential, 6(2) Jud. Conduct Rep. (1984). string;#
1984 Playing the Fool: The Mythomania Abounding in Strict Constructionalism, 2 Cogitations on L. & Gov't 25 (Spring 1984). string;#
1983 With Eric Cohen, Kiddie Porn and the Law, Chi. Trib., May 5, 1983, editorial page. string;#Click Here
1983 Illinois Votes For Secrecy, Chi. Trib., Feb. 2, 1983, sec. 1 at 19. string;#Click Here
1983 Plenty of Reasons to Keep Prayer Out of Public Schools, Pitt. Post-Gazette, Jan. 14, 1983. string;#
1983 Voluntary School Prayer: State Sponsored Religion Returns, 1 Cogitations on L. & Gov't 13 (1983). string;#
1982 Let's Ban This Ancient Tradition, Chi. Trib., July 29, 1982, editorial page. string;#Click Here
1982 Nixon's Jurisprudence, Chi. Law. (Aug. 1982). string;#
1980 Berger v. Shaman (Harvard v. DePaul?), (letter) by Raoul Berger, 2 Nat'l L.J., Mar. 31, 1980 at 15, col. 1. string;#
1980 The High Court's Right to Legislate: Raoul Berger's Fear of Usurpation, 2 Nat'l L.J., Mar. 10, 1980, at 17, col. 1. string;#
1980 Co-Author: The Truth about Sperm Banks, Playboy, (Aug.1980). string;#
1978 Do Mentally Retarded Have a Right to Marry?, Chi. Trib., Jan. 6, 1978, editorial page. string;#Click Here
1977 Connor v. Finch, Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cases, Apr. 11, 1977. string;#
1976 High Court Ponders Press Gags, Chi. Trib., Apr. 2, 1976, editorial page. string;#Click Here
1976 Closing the Courthouse Door, Chi. Trib., Sept. 27, 1976, editorial page. string;#Click Here
1976 Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart, Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cases, June 15, 1976. string;#
1975 With Cornelia H. Tuite, Walker Raises Question; Can Television Censor Political Commercials?, Chi. Trib., Nov. 21, 1975, editorial page. string;#Click Here
1975 With Cornelia H Tuite, Shingles and Jingles?; Lawyers Debate Advertising Ban, Chi. Trib., Dec. 5, 1975, editorial page. string;#Click Here
1974 Press Rights vs. Privacy of Individual, Chi. Trib., Nov.24, 1974. string;#Click Here
1974 Cox Broadcasting Corporation v. Cohn, Preview U.S. Sup.Ct. Cases, Oct. 29, 1974. string;#
1971 Education as a Source of Power, 99 School and Society 166 (1971). string;#
1970 Smut and the Post Office, Georgetown Law Weekly, Sept. 16, 1970. string;#