Professor Nahmod is a well-known expert on constitutional law, civil rights and the
law of Section 1983. He is the author of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Litigation: The
Law of Section 1983 (4th ed. 2011; 3 vols.); A Section 1983 Civil Rights Anthology
(1993); a casebook, Constitutional Torts (3d ed. 2010, with Wells and Eaton); and
numerous law review articles. He has argued civil rights cases in the U.S. Supreme Court
and many other federal courts. In addition, he lectures regularly on civil rights matters
to federal judges and attorneys throughout the country. He also lectures to lay groups on
constitutional law. 

Professor Nahmod graduated from the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He
practiced with a corporate law firm and was a legal services staff attorney before
entering academia. He also was a teaching fellow at Harvard Law School, where he earned
an LL.M. After joining IIT Chicago-Kent, he served as associate dean for three years, and
was named IIT Distinguished Professor in 1992. 

Professor Nahmod has served as chair of the Section on Civil Rights, the Section on Law
and Education, and the Section on Law and Religion of the Association of American Law
Schools. In addition, he received a Master in Religious Studies degree from the
University of Chicago Divinity School in June 1996. In 2001, he received the Jefferson
Fordham Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Section 1983 jurisprudence from the
American Bar Association's section on State and Local Government Law. He founded and
for many years co-directed the Institute for Law and the Humanities. 

Professor Nahmod blogs on Section 1983, constitutional law and other law-related topics
at nahmodlaw.com. 

Articles

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The Long and Winding Road from Monroe to Connick, Loyola University New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law (2012)

In this article, I address the historical and doctrinal development of ยง 1983 local government...

 

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Constitutional Torts, Over-Deterrence and Supervisory Liability After Iqbal (2010) (symposium), Lewis & Clark Law Review (2010)

My forthcoming Article is divided into the following parts. In Part I, I survey relevant...

 

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Justice Souter on Government Speech, Brigham Young University Law Review (2010)
 

Books

Contributions to Books

The Sacred and the Obscene in the Public Square, Religion and the Law in the Global Village (1999)
 
The Sacred Flag and the First Amendment, The Constitution and the Flag (1993)