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Jeffrey M. Shaman

DePaul Law Professor Jeffrey Shaman

Emeritus Vincent de Paul Professor of Law

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, 2d ed. 2016). 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 was a long-standing member of the Board of Advisors of the American Constitution Society (Chicago Chapter). 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. He served as 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.


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

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Liberties, Judicial Ethi​cs

Selected Works