Election Law Academics Update

Here’s my yearly roundup of election law academic hires, promotions moves, visits, accolades:

Guy Charles will join the Harvard Law faculty as the inaugural Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law, effective July 1. He will also serve as faculty director of HLS’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

Guy Charles, Heather Gerken, Michael Kang, Rick Pildes, and Bertrall Ross were named to President Biden’s Commission on the Supreme Court (headed by Bob Bauer and Cristina Rodriguez)

Josh Douglas was named the Ashland, Inc.-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, which is one of UK Law’s most distinguished professorships.

Chris Elmendorf was elected to the American Law Institute.

Ruth Greenwood was named Director of Harvard’s new election law clinic.

David Lublin is completing his first year as chair of the Department of Government at American University after starting last July. He also was elected to a three-yearn term as Treasurer of the American Political Science Association.

At the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College, Associate Director Kenneth Miller is moving up from Associate Director to Director, as Director Andrew Busch rotates on the College’s usual Institute Director rotation schedule.

Michael Morley received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor at FSU College of Law. 

Derek Muller has been named the Bouma Faculty Fellow in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law (effective July 1).

Teddy Rave moved to University of Texas.

Bertrall Ross moved to Virginia Law School.

Chris Seaman has been promoted to full professor (effective July 1) at Washington and Lee.

Doug Spencer will join the University of Colorado law faculty as of Aug 2021. 

Nick Stephanopoulos was named the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard (effective July 1).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy will be visiting at American University in 2022.

Abby Wood was promoted to Professor of Law, Political Science, and Public Policy at the USC Gould School of Law.  She was also appointed to the Fair Political Practices Commission of California, where she already served as a member of the Digital Transparency Task Force.

Congratulations all!


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