Margaret Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law
Menard Law Room 210C
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321
- B.A., Johns Hopkins University
- M.A., Johns Hopkins University
- J.D., Duke University
Professor Seamon joined the University of Idaho in 2004, having previously taught at the University of South Carolina School of Law and Washington and Lee Law School. He currently teaches Administrative Law and Constitutional Law, and serves as Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. In the past, he has taught courses on civil procedure, criminal procedure, federal courts, and U.S. Supreme Court practice. He also served as the associate dean for administration and students from 2006–2009.
Before he became a law professor, Professor Seamon practiced law for ten years. In 1986, he clerked for Kenneth W. Starr on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1987–1990, he worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm Covington & Burling. From 1990–1996, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. While at the Justice Department, Professor Seamon presented oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in fifteen cases. He became a law professor in 1996.
Professor Seamon has written or co-authored four books, the most recent of which are: The Supreme Court Sourcebook (Wolters Kluwer 2013) (co-authored with A. Siegel, J. Thai, and K. Watts); Administrative Law: A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press 2013); and Administrative Law: Examples and Explanations (Wolters Kluwer 4th ed., 2012) (co-authored with W. Funk). Professor Seamon has also written many law review articles on constitutional law and other public law subjects.
Professor Seamon received his J.D. from Duke Law School and holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from law school as a member of Order of the Coif and from college as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Recent Blog Posts
Posted Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:37:00 -0700
UI law students devoted the first day of their spring break to an outreach program for immigrants in Othello, Washington. The program included “know your rights” skits and presentations; it was also coordinated with a donation of food and clothing from UI law students. Read more
Posted Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:33:00 -0800
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Jenny Gallegos made a CLE presentation on the Idaho laws for expunging juvenile criminal records. Read more
Posted Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:27:00 -0800
On Saturday, January 19, Monica Ontiveros was presented with the Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast held in Moscow, Idaho. Read more