Six new professors join FSU Law, including Alexander Tsesis

Press Date
June 2, 2023

This summer, we are welcoming six new faculty members to FSU Law. They will all begin teaching during the fall 2023 semester. This is a very impressive group of scholars who have published in top law journals, and they have been recognized for their teaching and scholarly excellence. Nadia Banteka’s research focuses primarily on criminal law and procedure, policing, their intersection with artificial intelligence, as well as international law. She will teach a Policing Law Seminar during the fall. Jacob Eisler teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional and election law, with a focus on democratic process, theories of just representation, and anti-corruption. He will teach Constitutional Law II in the fall. Brian Slocum's areas of expertise include administrative law, contracts, evidence, statutory interpretation, and the application of linguistics to legal interpretation. He will teach Language and Legal Interpretation this fall. Alexander Tsesis’s scholarship and teaching focus on constitutional law, civil rights, and free speech. He will teach First Amendment Rights during the fall semester. Henry Wang's research focuses on evidence and juridical proof, exploring evidence law outside the jury context, primarily in bench trials, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. He will teach Civil Procedure in the fall. Erika Nyborg-Burch most recently has practiced law with a focus on high-stakes commercial disputes and class actions across industries, and she previously practiced in the areas of civil rights and immigration law. Beginning this fall, she will direct the Public Interest Law Center’s Farmworker and Immigration Rights Clinic. Below you will find an article with more information about Professor Tsesis, and we will publish articles about our five additional new professors throughout the summer. We are looking forward to having our new faculty members on campus and teaching this fall!

"Alexander Tsesis headshot"

FSU College of Law welcomes Alexander Tsesis (pictured), who is joining the faculty as the D’Alemberte Chair in Constitutional Law. Professor Tsesis’s scholarship and teaching focus on constitutional law, civil rights, and free speech. His research has most recently examined how the internet and social media relate to these topics. Professor Tsesis is the author of six scholarly books, including “Free Speech in the Balance” (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and “For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence” (Oxford University Press, 2012), and more than four dozen scholarly articles, including many published in top law journals. He serves as the general series editor of the Cambridge University Press Studies on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Oxford University Press Theoretical Perspectives in Law. Professor Tsesis comes to FSU Law from the faculty of Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, where he was the Mary and Simon Chair in Constitutional Law. He also served as a visiting professor at George Washington University School of Law from 2021 to 2023. Prior to entering academia, Professor Tsesis practiced law at the City of Chicago Law Department, where he focused on First Amendment and other issues. He will teach First Amendment Rights during the fall semester.

“I’m looking forward to joining the vibrant intellectual environment at FSU.
Over the years, I have often heard of the College of Law’s reputation for scholarly
and pedagogical excellence and am excited to be a member of the faculty.”


Published June 2, 2023