Guy-Uriel E. Charles
Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of Law
Spring Arbor University, B.A.
[For the Academic Year, Professor Charles will be a visiting professor at Duke Law School. firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-613-7191]
Professor Guy-Uriel E. Charles became an interim Co-Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School on June 1, 2006, and with Fred Morrison, served for two years. He joined the Law School in the fall of 2000. Professor Charles received his J.D. Degree from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for The Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While at the University of Michigan, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. From 1995-2000, he was a graduate student in political science at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Law School, he taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toledo School of Law.
Professor Charles teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, civil procedure, election law, law and politics, and race. His articles have appeared in Constitutional Commentary, The Michigan Law Review, The Michigan Journal of Race and Law, The Georgetown Law Journal, The Journal of Politics, The California Law Review, The North Carolina Law Review, and others. He was the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year 2002-2003 at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Professor Charles was a member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform. He is 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, University of Minnesota. He is a frequent television, print, and radio commentator on issues relating to constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race.
In the spring of 2006, Professor Charles was the James S. Carpentier Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.For papers by Professor Charles, please visit his SSRN homepage here.