Sydney Hayes

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Sydney Hayes Lecturer, Assistant Director of the First Amendment Clinic


Sydney Hayes joined the faculty in 2023 as the Assistant Director of the First Amendment Clinic.  Prior to joining the University, she was a commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution associate at Husch Blackwell in Omaha, Nebraska.  She has experience in litigation involving complex constitutional issues and business disputes, among others.  In addition to her work with the University she continues to practice at the Law Office of Daniel Gutman.  Her practice focuses on civil rights, election, and ballot initiative issues.  

Sydney received bachelors of arts degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota.  She graduated with highest distinction and Order of the Coif from the University of Nebraska College of Law.  


First Amendment Clinic

Wednesday, August 16, 2023


B.A., University of South Dakota, 2017
J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 2020

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