Democracy Studies Speaker Series
"Democracy's Guardian? Understanding the Supreme Court's Law and Politics Jurisprudence"
Thursday, March 29, 2012
25 West 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
(Located across 11th Avenue from Drinko Hall and above Panera Bread)
Guy-Uriel E. Charles is Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Law, Race, and Politics at Duke University. He teaches, writes, and is a public commentator in the areas of constitutional law, civil procedure, election law, law and politics, and race.
Charles joined the Duke faculty in 2009. From 2000-2009, he taught at the University of Minnesota Law School where he was the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of Law, and interim co-dean from 2006-2008. He was named the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year in 2002-2003, and has been a visiting professor at Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, and the University of Virgina. In addition, Charles clerked for The Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and was the founder and first Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race and Law.
He is co-author, with James Gardner, of Election Law and Politics (Aspen Press, forthcoming 2012), and co-editor of Race, Reform and Regulation of the Electoral Process (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and the New Face of Race in America (New Press, forthcoming 2012). His articles have appeared in Constitutional Commentary, Cornell Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Georgetown Law Journal, Journal of Politics, California Law Review, and North Carolina Law Review, among many others. He is co-founder of the Colored Demos blog and a reviewer for Stanford University Press, University of Chicago Press, and NYU Press.
A past member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform, Charles has served as the Director of the Institute for Law & Politics, a Senior Fellow in Law and Politics at the Institute on Race and Poverty, and a Law School Faculty Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Political Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
He has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School (1997) and a B.A. from Spring Arbor University (1992).