FSU Law Welcomes Federal Judge Jeffrey Sutton

Press Date
March 3, 2023
Federal Judge Jeffrey Sutton addresses packed audience

On Thursday, February 23, FSU Law hosted the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton during a Raising the Bar: Professionalism+ Program lunch event. Judge Sutton is chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Florida Supreme Court Justice Jamie Grosshans introduced Judge Sutton, who then presented “Who Decides? States as Laboratories of Constitutional Experimentation,” a discussion on how American federalism allows the states to serve as laboratories of innovation for protecting individual liberty, property rights, and structural guarantees. Judge Sutton engaged students in the conversation, encouraging them to ask questions and participate.

Judge Sutton joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2003, and he has served as chief judge since 2021. Before his confirmation to the court, he was in private practice, served as solicitor general of Ohio, clerked for a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and clerked for two U.S. Supreme Court justices. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the Ohio State University College of Law and as a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School.


Published on March 3, 2023