Heidi Kitrosser

Kitrosser, Heidi

Visiting Professor of Law

Phone: (312) 503-1746
E-mail: heidi.kitrosser@law.northwestern.edu

SSRN Author Page | Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Heidi Kitrosser will be a visiting faculty member at Northwestern during the 2014-15 school year.  She visits from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she has been on the faculty since 2006.  Kitrosser teaches and writes primarily in the area of constitutional law, particularly free speech, separation of powers, and government secrecy.  She is the author of a forthcoming book from the University of Chicago Press, entitled Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution.  She also has authored numerous law review articles on topics including classified information leaks and free speech, executive privilege, presidential powers in wartime and unitary executive theory.

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Free Speech
  • Separation of Powers
  • Government Secrecy

Selected Publications

  • Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming January 2015).


  • JD, Yale Law School
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Prior Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Brooklyn Law School
  • Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School