Kermit Roosevelt III is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice David Souter, a member of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court, and an award-winning author. A frequent op-ed contributor, his work has appeared in The New York Times, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, The Washington Times, TIME, Newsweek, and The Hill, among many other outlets. He serves as a media expert and keynote speaker, discussing topics including the Supreme Court, civil rights, U.S. presidential history, leadership, American politics, patriotism, and U.S. current events.
Roosevelt is among a small group of Super-forecasters who predict political and world events with more accuracy than several of the world’s intelligence services. Their unique skills are invaluable to companies and organizations — from global financial services to manufacturers — in their strategic planning.
Roosevelt is a board member of the Theodore Roosevelt Library and Museum Foundation, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation, and the National Constitution Center’s Coalition of Freedom. He is a distinguished research fellow of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the American Law Institute. In November 2014, the American Law Institute announced that he had been selected as the Reporter for the Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws. He is also a lecturer for Kaplan Bar Review and prepares students in all 50 states for the Constitutional Law portion of the bar exam.
As a novelist, Roosevelt illuminates important social, cultural and political issues in America. His works include Allegiance, the Foreign Policy Research Institute Book of the Week and a Richmond Times-Dispatch Best Book of the Year, and In the Shadow of the Law, winner of the Philadelphia Athenaeum Annual Literary Award, a national campus bestseller, New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection, and a Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year. His nonfiction books include Conflict of Laws and The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions.
Born in Washington, DC, he attended Harvard University and Yale Law School, and is the great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt.