Don Herzog is the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law. His main teaching interests are political, moral, legal, and social theory; constitutional interpretation; torts; and the First Amendment.

He i​s the author of numerous books, including  Sovereignty, RIP (2020) and A Little Book of Political Mistakes (2020), as well as Defaming the Dead (Yale University Press, 2017). He joined the Political Science Department at the University of Michigan in 1983 and holds a joint appointment with that department and the Law School. In 2011, Professor Herzog was selected by the U-M student body to receive its coveted Golden Apple, the only University-wide teaching award given by students themselves. He is the first law professor to receive a Golden Apple in the award's more than 20-year history.