Heidi Li Feldman is professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, with a courtesy appointment in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University. Her scholarly and teaching expertise includes torts, constitutional torts, products liability, the role of state attorneys general, ethics, and political theory. Her scholarship has been published in law reviews and as book chapters. Her recent notable publications include The Law Against Family Separation, 51 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 432 (2020), coauthored with Carrie Cordero and Chimene Keitner; Why the Latest Ruling in the Sandy Hook Shooting Litigation Matters, Harvard Law Review Blog, March 18, 2019; and Cities, Government, Law, and Civil Society, 45 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 615 (2018).
Dr. Feldman regularly speaks to U.S. and foreign press on topics ranging from U.S. gun regulation efforts to the illegality of family separation as practiced by the Trump administration to the legal issues arising from business and university efforts to escape liability arising from the covid-19 pandemic. Op-eds and columns by her have been published in the LA Times and Slate. She has been quoted by a wide range of outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, and CBS News; extensive interviews with her have aired on NPR and on CBC (Canadian) radio and television.
Additionally, Dr. Feldman founded and directs Leaders from Law, an orientation and training program for progressive law students and lawyers considering running for elected office. During 2019-20, she served on the Department of Homeland Security Oversight and Accountability Project Task Force, organized by the Center for New American Security.
Dr. Feldman earned both her J.D. and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. She joined the Georgetown University Law Center faculty in 1998.