University of California–Los Angeles, B.A.
Yale Law School, J.D.
Professor Heidi Kitrosser joined the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 2006. She was a visiting professor at the Law School from 2005-06, and an assistant professor at Brooklyn Law School from 2003-2006.
Professor Kitrosser is an expert on the constitutional law of federal government secrecy and on separation of powers and free speech law more broadly. She has written, spoken, and consulted widely on these topics. Her book, Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution, was published in 2015 by the University of Chicago Press. It was awarded the 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law / Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. She also has authored numerous law review articles.
Professor Kitrosser graduated from UCLA in 1992, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in political science. She received her J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1996. During her third year at Yale, she won the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for best oral argument in the Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals.
Following law school, she clerked for Judge William Rea on the District Court for the Central District of California and for Judge Judith Rogers on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She also worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C., office of Jenner & Block.
Classified Information Leaks and Free Speech, 2008 University of Illinois Law Review 881 (2008), reprinted in First Amendment Law Handbook, 2008-09 ed. (Rodney A. Smolla, ed., Thomson Reuters/West, 2008)
Secrecy in the Immigration Courts and Beyond: Considering the Right to Know in the Administrative State, 39 Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review 95 (2004), reprinted in 25 Immigration and Nationality Law Review 193 (2004))
Constitutional Interpretation and the "World Out There": An Introduction to the Symposium, 72 Brooklyn Law Review 1 (2006) (symposium issue, Justice Blackmun and Judicial Biography: A Conversation With Linda Greenhouse)
Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government: Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 110th Cong., 2d Sess. (Apr. 30, 2008) (testimony)