Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Jeffrey Seitzer received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany, and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. He teaches at Roosevelt University, where he won an award for adjunct teaching in the humanities in 2018. Author, editor, and translator of several books and many essays on law and philosophy, his creative nonfiction has appeared in Brevity Nonfiction Blog, Hippocampus, The Good Men Project, the Write Launch, Pulse Magazine, and elsewhere. Jeff still lives with his wife and daughter Penelope in Chicago, because of, not despite, the weather.