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About Matthew Lindsay

Matthew Lindsay is Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he teaches Torts, U.S. Legal History, and Legal Analysis. His scholarship centers on the formation of the modern American constitutional order in the decades between the Civil War and the New Deal, and seeks to bring critical historical perspective to bear on two broad areas of constitutional law: the regulation of noncitizens within the United States, and the contemporary revival of constitutional economic liberty as a constraint on regulatory authority. Professor Lindsay’s current book project, The Constitution of Foreignness: Immigration, Free Labor, and Race in the United States, 1776–1924, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. It explores the transformation of American immigration law and policy during the first 150 years of the nation’s history. His scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Florida Law Review, Harvard Law Review Forum, and Connecticut Law Review, among other journals. Professor Lindsay has spoken at numerous national academic conferences and blogged about legal history and immigration law at Prawfsblawg and ImmigrationProfBlog.
Professor Lindsay earned a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.A. in History from the University of Chicago. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Louis H. Pollak in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, served as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and practiced patent and federal administrative law at Foley Hoag LLP. Before joining the faculty of the University of Baltimore, he served as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School, where he taught legal writing and analysis.


Present Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law School of Law

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B.A., University of California, Irvine
J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., Ph.D. (expected), University of Chicago

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John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 513

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John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 518

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