Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
Jeffrey L. Fisher is a professor at Stanford Law School and co-director of its Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. His academic and Supreme Court work runs the gamut of federal constitutional and statutory matters.
Professor Fisher has argued 35 cases in the Supreme Court. Among his recent successes is Riley v. California, in which he persuaded the Court to hold unanimously, and for the first time, that the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement officers to obtain warrants before searching the contents of seized smartphones and other digital devices. Professor Fisher was also co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples a right to marry. In 2006, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the country – the youngest person on the list – and he has remained on that list ever since.
Professor Fisher formerly served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.