Matthew Seligman is a lawyer and legal scholar whose academic research focuses on election law, with a particular emphasis on disputed presidential elections. His broader research interests span constitutional law, federal courts, contracts, and private law theory.
His scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and elsewhere. His work on disputed presidential elections has received extensive coverage in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and dozens of other venues. He is a frequent commentator on election law issues, including numerous appearances on CNN, MSNBC, and other news channels.
He was previously a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, a Fellow at the Center for Private Law at Yale Law School, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Prior to his academic appointments, he practiced Supreme Court litigation at a boutique litigation firm in Washington, D.C. He clerked for the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
He received a J.D. from Stanford Law School; a Ph.D. in philosophy from New York University, focusing on political and moral philosophy; an M.A. in philosophy from Stanford, and dual undergraduate degrees in mathematics and philosophy from Stanford.