Jeffrey M. Shaman holds a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of Southern California, and a LL.M. from Georgetown University, where he was a Keigwin Graduate Fellow. Professor Shaman teaches Constitutional Law, State Constitutional Law, and First Amendment Freedom of Speech. He has concentrated much of his scholarship in the area of constitutional law and is a nationally recognized authority on judicial ethics. His writings have been widely cited, and he is a frequent lecturer on both topics. He is the author of several books on constitutional law, including Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press). Professor Shaman served as Senior Fellow of the American Judicature Society and as president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. At DePaul, he served on the boards of directors of the Church State Center, the Institute for International Human Rights, and the Center for Public Interest Law.
Professor Shaman is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Society of Legal History, and the U.S. Association of Constitutional Law. Professor Shaman has litigated a number of cases concerning constitutional rights and is the principal author of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. He has won numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and service to the community, culminating in his appointment as Vincent de Paul Professor of Law.