Associate Professor of Law

Seifter, Miriam

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Telephone: 608-265-4771
Office: Room 9111, Law School

B.A., Yale University
M.Sc., University of Oxford
J.D., Harvard Law School

Teaching Areas:
Administrative Law
Energy Law
Property Law
State and Local Government

Recently Taught Courses
724 Property
744 Administrative Law
940 Energy Law

Research Interests:
Administrative Law
Separation of Powers
State and Local Government Law


Miriam Seifter is an Associate Professor of Law and Rowe Faculty Fellow in Regulatory Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Her research and teaching interests include administrative law, federalism, state and local government law, constitutional law, and property law. Her recent work focuses on executive power and the separation of powers at the state and federal levels, and on the role of civil society in public law. Her publications appear or are forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others. In 2017, UW Law students honored Professor Seifter with the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2018, she received one of twelve Distinguished Teaching Awards from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For her article Gubernatorial Administration, Seifter was named the 2017 winner of the American Constitution Society's Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.

Professor Seifter received a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University, an M.Sc. with distinction from Oxford University, and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the Environmental Fellow and an Articles Editor on the Harvard Law Review. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Merrick Garland on the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to joining the UW Law faculty, she was a Visiting Researcher and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and worked in private practice at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in San Francisco.