Samuel R. Wiseman

Samuel Wiseman

Samuel R. Wiseman

McConnaughhay and Rissman Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 314
Phone: 850.645.0093


J.D., Yale University, 2007
B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University, 2003

Professor Samuel Wiseman’s research focuses on pre- and post-trial issues in criminal procedure, including the use of DNA evidence, post-conviction litigation, and the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against excessive bail. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas and to Judge Fortunato P. Benavides of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Between 2009 and 2010, Professor Wiseman served as a Fellow in the Texas Solicitor General’s Office, focusing on post-conviction litigation before the Fifth Circuit. He joined the Florida State faculty in 2012 and teaches Constitutional Law II, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure: Police.

Select Recent Publications

Federalism for the Worst Case (with David Landau & Hannah Wiseman), 105 IOWA L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2020)

Food Labeling and the Environment (with Hannah Wiseman), 34 J. ENVTL. L. & LITIG. 1 (2019)

Bail and Mass Incarceration, 53 GA. L. REV. 235 (2018)

Labeling, Localism, and Animal Welfare, 13 NW. J.L. & SOC. POL’Y 66 (2018)

The Criminal Justice Black Box, 78 OHIO ST. L.J. 349 (2017)

Fixing Bail, 84 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 417 (2016)