Alexander Tsesis

Prof. Alexander Tsesis

Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law and Professor o, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

Professor Alexander Tsesis joined the Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law faculty in July 2007. He teaches Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Civil Procedure, and seminars devoted to civil rights issues and constitutional interpretation.

His articles have appeared in many law reviews, including the Columbia Law ReviewCornell Law ReviewMinnesota Law ReviewNorthwestern University Law Review, and Texas Law Review. Professor Tsesis is a frequent presenter to law school faculties nationwide on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights. He is the Series Editor of the Cambridge University Press Studies on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He has been an expert witness for the Canadian Department of Justice and a legislative advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy. Professor Tsesis has also served as an outside manuscript reviewer for the Cambridge University Press, University of Chicago Press, University of Illinois Press, New York University Press, Oxford University Press, and Yale University Press. 

His books include For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence (Oxford University Press, 2012, Kindle & NOOK 2012, Audible Audio Edition 2013, paperback 2014), We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law (Yale University Press 2008, Kindle & NOOK 2008, paperback 2009), The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom: A Legal History (New York University Press 2004, NOOK 2010), Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way for Harmful Social Movements (New York Univ. Press, 2002, 2d prtg. 2004, Kindle & NOOK 2010).  He is also the editor of The Promises of Liberty: The History and Contemporary Relevance of the Thirteenth Amendment (Columbia University Press, 2010, Kindle).