Nat S. Stern

Nat Stern

Nat S. Stern

John W. & Ashley E. Frost Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 312 
Phone: 850.644.1801
Fax: 850.644.5487


J.D., Harvard University, 1979
A.B., Brown University, 1976

Author of many articles on constitutional law issues, Professor Stern teaches Constitutional Law, American Legal History and Supreme Court Role Playing Seminar, and serves as faculty advisor and coach to the Florida State Law's nationally competitive and award-winning moot court team.

Recognized with several teaching awards, he is one of the College of Law's most popular teachers and has also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Prior to joining the Florida State University faculty, Professor Stern was as an associate in the Atlanta law firm of Arnall, Golden & Gregory.

Select Recent Publications

Judicial Candidates’ Rights to Lie, 77 Md. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2018)

Proponents’ Standing to Defend Their Ballot Initiatives: A Post-Hollingsworth Work Around?, 8 Ne. Univ. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2017)

Trauma-Informed Co-Parenting: How a Shift in Compulsory Divorce Education to Reflect New Brain Development Research Can Promote Both Parents’ and Children’s Best Interests (with Karen Oehme, Anthony J. Ferraro, Lisa S. Panisch & Mallory Lucier-Greer), 39 U. Haw. L. Rev. 37 (2017)

Separation of Powers, Executive Authority, and Suspension of Disbelief, 54 Hous. L. Rev. 125 (2016)

A Test to Identify and Remedy Anti-Gay Bias in Child Custody Decisions After Obergefell (with Karen Oehme & Mark Joseph Stern), 23 UCLA Women’s L.J. 79 (2016)

A New Test to Reconcile the Right of Publicity with Core First Amendment Values (with Mark Joseph Stern), 23 J. Intell. Prop. 93 (2016)

Improving the Emergency Medical Services System’s Response to Domestic Violence (with Karen Oehme, Elizabeth Donnelly & Rebecca Melvin), 26 Health Matrix: J.L. & Med. 173 (2016)

The Indefinite Deflection of Congressional Standing, 43 Pepp. L. Rev. 1 (2015)

A Deficiency in Addressing Campus Sexual Assault: The Lack of Women Law Enforcement Officers (with Karen Oehme & Annelise Mennicke), 38 Harv. J.L. & Gender 401 (2015)

Unheard Voices of Domestic Violence Victims: A Call to Remedy Physician Neglect (with Karen Oehme & Ember Maselli), 15 Geo. J. Gender & L. 613 (2015)

Graphic Labels, Dire Warnings, and the Facile Assumption of Factual Content in Compelled Commercial Speech, 29 J.L. & Pol. 577 (2014)

The Force of a Legal Concept: The Steady Extension of the Actual Malice Standard, 12 First Amend. L. Rev. 449 (2014)

The Case for Mandatory Training on Screening for Domestic Violence in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act (with Karen Oehme), 17 J.L. & Soc. Change 1 (2014)