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Samuel Wiseman

Sam Wiseman

Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Yale University, Summa Cum Laude

Professor Sam Wiseman is a Professor of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Food Law, and he has published articles in the Yale Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, and Boston College Law Review, among other journals. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Fortunato Benavides of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas, and he was a Fellow in the Texas Solicitor General's Office. Professor Wiseman received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Federalism for the Worst Case, 105 Iowa L. Rev. 101 (2020) (with David Landau & Hannah Jacobs Wiseman)

Food Labeling and the Environment, 34 J. Envt’l L. & Litig. 1 (2019) (with Hannah Jacobs Wiseman)

Bail and Mass Incarceration, 53 Ga. L. Rev. 235 (2018)

Localism, Labels, and Animal Welfare, 13 Nw. J.L. & Soc. Pol’y 66 (2018)

The Criminal Justice Black Box, 78 Ohio St. L. J. 349 (2017)

Fixing Bail, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 417 (2016)

Excessive Deference—The Eighth Amendment Bail Clause, in The Eight Amendment and its Future in a New Age of Punishment (2020)

Federalism, Democracy, and the 2020 Election, 99 Tex. L. Rev. Online 96 (2021) (with David Landau & Hannah Jacobs Wiseman)