Steven Semeraro

Visiting Professor of Law


Professor Semeraro has been a law professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law since 1999. After graduating from Stanford Law School, he clerked for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and 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. He regularly consults on antitrust policy and litigation issues.

Professor Semeraro has published Property Law and Antitrust Law case books as well as more than two dozen academic articles addressing a broad range of topics including antitrust, death penalty law, originalism theory, and property rights. In 2003, he authored the Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Verizon v. Trinko.

He also plays guitar in a rock & roll band called The Innocent Bystanders that you can hear on Spotify or wherever you stream music.

He previously taught as a visiting professor at UCI Law School and as an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law and Abraham Lincoln University.