Assistant Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Ph.D., History of American Civilization, Harvard University;
JD, Harvard Law School
Christopher Schmidt, of the Chicago Kent College of Law, has been appointed a Faculty Fellow at the ABF. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University, and a J.D.…
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The intersection of social movement mobilization and constitutional change in recent American history; the ways in which constitutional claims emerge and develop outside the courts, and the effect of these extrajudicial claims on legal doctrine. Current research focuses on the egalitarian constitutionalism of the civil rights movement; and the libertarian constitutionalism that has gained traction with the rise of populist conservatism in recent decades.