Professor Healy has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has
also been a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African
and African American Research at Harvard University and a visiting fellow at the Center
for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School. His scholarship has appeared
in the Michigan Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, and other journals. He has written essays and book reviews for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Nation, and The L.A. Review of Books, and his work has been featured in The New Yorker and on NPR’s Code Switch and Radiolab.
Professor Healy received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Book Review and
Essay Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Prior to joining Seton Hall Law, he clerked for Judge Michael Daly Hawkins on the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and was an associate at Sidley Austin Brown
and Wood in Washington D.C., where he practiced appellate litigation and worked on
several cases before the United States Supreme Court. He also worked for many years
as a newspaper reporter, first in North Carolina and later as Supreme Court Correspondent
for the Baltimore Sun.
Professor Healy teaches the required course in Constitutional Law and electives in
First Amendment, Federal Courts, and Criminal Procedure. He was named Professor of
the Year by the student body in 2008-09 and Faculty Researcher of the Year in 2015