Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
Stuart Streichler is an Affiliate Associate Professor of the Law, Societies and Justice Program at the University of Washington. He is also a Faculty Associate of the University’s Center for Human Rights. Previously, Streichler served on the faculties of the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of Miami, and as an adjunct professor at the Seattle University School of Law. He was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach American law and politics in the Graduate School of Law and the Department of American Studies at Tohoku University, Japan. Streichler is the author of Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era: At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism (University of Virginia Press, 2005). He has also published in Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Journal of Law & Politics, Michigan Law Review, University of San Francisco Law Review, Tennessee Law Review, Education Law Review (Japan), and Nomos (Japan). His commentaries on law and politics have appeared in Global Dialogue, the Miami Herald, Legal Times, and The Nation, and he has been interviewed by the BBC, NHK, CNN Radio, CBC Radio One, as well as local television news programs.
At the University of Michigan Law School, Streichler received the Bodman-Longley Award in recognition of “exceptional contributions” to the Michigan Law Review, where he was as an article editor. After clerking for Judge R. Lanier Anderson, III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Streichler practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers and then Silverstein and Mullens in Washington, D.C. His practice ranged from constitutional litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court to pro bono representation of indigent criminal defendants and protestors arrested for demonstrating against apartheid at the South African Embassy. Streichler served as trial counsel to the American Postal Workers Union, prevailing in the U.S. District Court over the IRS to confirm the rights of federal employee unions to provide health insurance benefits. He has provided volunteer legal assistance to the presidential campaigns of Al Gore (1988) and Barack Obama (2008). Streichler is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland.