​Steven Zeidman is a Professor at CUNY School of Law and Director of their Criminal Defense Clinic. Prior to CUNY, he was the Executive Director of The Fund for Modern Courts. 

Professor Zeidman began his legal career at the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division as a staff and then a supervising attorney. He has been involved in many advisory and oversight committees, including the Jury Trial Project, the Indigent Defense Organization Oversight Committee, the Commission on the Future of Indigent Defense Services, the Sentencing Reform Commission, and the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. He has lectured widely about and written several articles in the areas of criminal justice and judicial selection. 

Professor Zeidman received his JD from Duke University School of Law.