Suzanna Sherry

Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law

Suzanna Sherry's work in the area of constitutional law has earned her national recognition as one of the most well-known scholars in the field. The author of more than 75 books and articles, she also writes extensively on federal courts and federal court procedures. After graduating from law school, Professor Sherry was a clerk for the Honorable John C. Godbold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Montgomery, Alabama, and then served as an associate with the law firm of Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2000 as the inaugural holder of the Cal Turner Chair, having previously served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School since 1982. She was named the Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law in 2006.

Research Interests

Constitutional law & theory, federal courts & the federal judicial system, federalism, litigation & dispute resolution and the U.S. Supreme Court

Representative Publications

Download HighRes Photo

Contact Information

(615) 322-0993 (voice)
(615) 322-6631 (fax)
Room 238 (office)

Curriculum Vitae



J.D. University of Chicago
A.B. Middlebury College