Professor Heyman is a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was a Supreme
Court editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to
Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,
and then as an associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Shea & Gardner. In
1989, he joined the faculty at Chicago-Kent, where he teaches torts, criminal law,
constitutional law, and the First Amendment. He has also been a visiting law professor at
the University of Colorado, Vanderbilt, and Indiana University–Bloomington. 

Professor Heyman is a leading First Amendment scholar who has written extensively about
freedom of speech and other aspects of constitutional law. In addition to many law review
articles, he is the author of FREE SPEECH AND HUMAN DIGNITY (Yale Univ. Press, 2008) and
the editor of HATE SPEECH AND THE CONSTITUTION (Garland/Rutledge 1996). 



The Conservative-Libertarian Turn in First Amendment Jurisprudence, West Virginia Law Review (2014)

Conservative constitutional jurisprudence in the United States has an important libertarian dimension. In recent years,...



To Drink the Cup of Fury: Funeral Picketing, Public Discourse and the First Amendment, Connecticut Law Review (2012)

In Snyder v. Phelps, the Supreme Court held that the Westboro Baptist Church had a...



The Dark Side of the Force: The Legacy of Justice Holmes for First Amendment Jurisprudence, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2011)

Modern First Amendment jurisprudence is deeply paradoxical. On one hand, freedom of speech is said...



Contributions to Books

Hate Speech, Public Discourse, and the First Amendment, Extreme Speech and Democracy (2009)
Compelled Speech, Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (2008)
The Duty to Rescue: A Liberal-Communitarian Approach, The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials (2004)
The Good Samaritan, Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia (2000)
The Duty to Rescue in Tort and Criminal Law, The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia (1999)