Steven Semeraro

Visiting Professor of Law


Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Intellectual Property & Competition Law, Property


Professor Semeraro graduated from Stanford Law School and clerked for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He then practiced with a private firm in Washington, D.C. In 1994, he joined the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he led civil antitrust investigations of the optical disc and credit card industries. In 1996, he served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern Division of Virginia, prosecuting criminal cases.

Having previously taught as an adjunct professor at American University's Washington College of Law and at Georgetown Law Center, Professor Semeraro joined the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty in 1999, became Associate Dean in 2002 and returned to the general faculty in 2007.

In 2003, Professor Semeraro authored the Law Professors' Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Verizon v. Trinko. He also plays in a rock & roll band with another professor and alumni of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. They are called The Innocent Bystanders, and you can hear them on Spotify.

He has published casebooks for Property (Semaphore Press) and Antitrust (Carolina Academic Press) as well as numerous articles. His short story The Birds They Sing at the Break of Day won the 2012 Legal Fiction Contest.

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