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About Howard M Wasserman

Howard M. Wasserman joined the College of Law in 2003. He graduated magna cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an associate articles editor of the Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge James T. Giles of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Jane R. Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also has been a visiting professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law. Professor Wasserman teaches civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, civil rights, and First Amendment; his scholarship focuses on the freedom of speech and on the role of procedure and jurisdiction in public-law and civil-rights litigation. He blogs at PrawfsBlawg and at Sports-Law Blog and is the Section Editor for the Courts Law Section of JOTWELL. Professor Wasserman is a loyal Chicago Cubs fan.


Present Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Prof. Wasserman was selected as a member of the American Law Institute


  • First Amendment
  • Federal Courts
  • Evidence
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Procedure


1997 Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Juris Doctor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
1990 Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University • Medill School of Journalism

Contact Information

Florida International University
College of Law
11200 SW 8th Street
Rafael Diaz Balart Hall 2065
Miami, FL 33199


Book (3)

Book chapter (2)

Civil Rights (10)

Constitutional Law (20)