|Present||Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law|
Honors and Awards
- Prof. Wasserman was selected as a member of the American Law Institute
- First Amendment
- Federal Courts
- 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|
Florida International University
College of Law
11200 SW 8th Street RDB 2065
Miami, FL 33199
Understanding Civil Rights Litigation, 2nd ed. (2018)
This student-focused treatise provides a concise, accessible, comprehensive, and readable overview of the doctrine, policy, history, and theory of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Section 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written for ...
Understanding Civil Rights Litigation Faculty Books (2013)
This student-focused treatise provides a concise, accessible, comprehensive overview of the doctrine, policy, and theory of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Section 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written to function ...
Book chapter (3)
The Uncertain Hope of Body Cameras Faculty Books (2016)
Police body cameras offer numerous benefits and are likely a net positive, especially with members of the public increasingly concerned about police misconduct and excessive force and increasingly armed with their own recording technology. But ...
An Institutional Perspective on the Duke Lacrosse Case Faculty Books (2011)
We can organize the Duke lacrosse story around our three major sociopolitico-legal institutions. Like the mortal characters on Simon’s show, the team members—particularly, most obviously, Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans—were acted upon and nearly crushed by ...
Book editor (1)
Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada's Images of Constitutional Rights (2021)
In May It Please the Court, artist Xavier Cortada portrays ten significant decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States that originated from people, places, and events in Florida. These cases cover the rights ...
Civil Rights (10)
Iqbal, Procedural Mismatches, and Civil Rights Litigation Lewis & Clark L. Rev. (2010)
Understanding the twin pleading cases of Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal from the vantage point of only a few months (or even years) requires as much prediction as explanation. Early confusion ...
Video Evidence and Summary Judgment: The Procedure of Scott v. Harris Judicature (2008)
In Scott v. Harris (2007), the Supreme Court granted summary judgment on a Fourth Amendment excessive-force claim brought by a motorist injured when a pursuing law-enforcement officer terminated a high-speed pursuit by bumping the plaintiff's ...
Constitutional Law (20)
Crazy in Alabama: Judicial Process and the Last Stand Against Marriage Equality in the Land of George Wallace NULR Online (2015)
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that prohibitions on same-sex marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment. In hindsight, the decision seems inevitable, the culmination of a ...
A Jurisdictional Perspective on New York Times v. Sullivan Nw. U. L. Rev. (2013)
New York Times v. Sullivan, arguably the Supreme Court's most significant First Amendment decision, marks its fiftieth anniversary next year. Often overlooked in discussions of the case's impact on the freedom of speech and freedom ...
The Roberts Court and the Civil Procedure Revival Rev. Litig. (2012)
In the six terms since John G. Roberts became Chief Justice in September 2005, the Supreme Court has decided numerous, significant, and potentially far-reaching cases on core civil procedure subjects, including pleading, summary judgment, personal ...