Scholarly Publications

Len Niehoff, “Terrible Freedom, Ambiguous Authenticity, and the Pragmatism of the Endangered: Why Free Speech in Law Schools Gets Complicated,” Hofstra L. Rev. 2023 (forthcoming)

Len Niehoff, “States Have Long Tried To Ban Ideas From The Classroom: The Current Road Brings a Fresh Evil,” Spark: Elevating Scholarship on Social Issues, National Center for Institutional Diversity, Jan. 31, 2023,

Len Niehoff, “The Supreme Court Says Conscience is Everything. Or Nothing. It Depends.” Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion, July 27, 2022.

Len Niehoff, Free Speech: From Core Values to Current Debates, Cambridge University Press 2022 (with Thomas Sullivan).

Len Niehoff, “Of Bee Stings, Mud Pies, and Outhouses: Exploring the Value of Satire Through the Theory of Useful Untruths.” State of Our Satirical Union, Silha Center, University of Minnesota (2019).

Len Niehoff, “Extremist Expression: A Taxonomy of Arguments Against Regulation and Prosecution.” Mich. J. L. Reform 52, No. 4 (2019): 859-901.

Len Niehoff, co-author, “The Resilience of Noxious Doctrine: The 2016 Election, the Marketplace of Ideas, and the Obstinacy of Bias.” Deeva Shah, co-author. Mich. J. Race & Law 22, No. 2 (2017): 243-271.

Len Niehoff, “Doe v. University of Michigan: Free Speech on Campus 25 Years Later.” U. Miami L. Rev. 71, No. 2 (2017): 365-376.

Leonard M. Niehoff, Evidence Law. Concepts and Insights. St. Paul, MN: Foundation Press, 2016.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Twenty-Five Years Later: The Slow, Quiet, and Troubled Demise of Liar Libel.” Ashley Messenger, co-author. Mich. J. L. Reform 49, No. 2 (2016): 467-494.

Len Niehoff, co-editor. Rights and Liabilities in Media Content: Internet, Broadcast, and Print. S. R. Metcalf, co-editor. Individual Rights Series. McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Len Niehoff. “Peculiar Marketplace: Applying Garcetti v. Ceballos in the Higher Education Context.” J. C. & U. L. 35, no. 1 (2008): 75-97.

Len Niehoff. “Rationing the Infinite.” Review of Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters, by C. E. Baker. Mich. L. Rev. 107, no. 6 (2008): 1019-38.

Len Niehoff. “In the Shadow of the Shrine: Regulation and Aspiration in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.” Wayne L. Rev. 54, no. 1 (2008): 3-26.

Len Niehoff. “What We Believe: Geoffrey Stone’s Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime and the Assault on Individual Conscience.” Rutgers L. J. 63, no. 3 (2005): 889-907.

Len Niehoff, co-author. The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine in Michigan. D. P. Malone, M. L. Proctor, C. M. Taylor, co-authors. The Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Ann Arbor, MI, 2003.

Len Niehoff. “The First Amendment.” J. C. & U. L. 29, no. 2 (2003): 225-48.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Evidence.” B. L. McQuade, co-author. Wayne L. Rev. 43, no. 2 (1997): 949-80.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “The Michigan Law of Defamation Revisited.” J. E. Stewart and R. E. Rassel, co-authors. Det. C. L. Rev. 1994, no. 1 (1994): 61-118.

Len Niehoff. “Evidence.” Wayne L. Rev. 38, no. 2 (1992): 1019-44.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Constitutional Law.” J. M. Huget, co-author. Det. C. L. Rev. 1991, no. 2 (1991): 567-86.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Connaughton v Harte Hanks and the Independent Review of Libel Verdicts.” R. E. Rassel, J. E. Stewart, co-authors. U. Tol. L. Rev. 20, no. 3 (681-98).

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Constitutional Law.” K. F. O’Shea, co-author. Wayne L. Rev. 35, no. 2 (1989): 397-412.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Constitutional Law.” J. M. Huget, co-author. Det. C. L. Rev. 1988, no. 2 (1988): 615-42.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Constitutional Law.” J. M. Huget, co-author. Det. C. L. Rev. 1987, no. 2 (1987): 255-72.

Len Niehoff. “Torts.” Wayne L. Rev. 33, no. 2 (1987): 825-40.

Len Niehoff, co-author. “Evidence.” M. T. Nelson, co-author. Det. C. L. Rev. 1986, no. 2 (1986): 415-36.

Len Niehoff. “The Michigan Law of Defamation.” Det. C. L. Rev. 1985, no. 4 (1985): 975-1018.