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).
A Struggle for Recognition: The Controversy over Religious Liberty, Civil Rights, and Same-Sex Marriage (forthcoming), First Amendment Law Review (2015)
Book Review (reviewing Thomas Healy, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – and Changed the History of Free Speech in America (2013)), Law and History Review (2015)
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...