Jane S. Schacter is a leading national expert on statutory interpretation and legislative process, constitutional law, and sexual orientation law. Her work has been published in numerous law journals, and she co-edits casebooks on constitutional law and sexual orientation law. Her most recent work has focused on various aspects of the debate over same-sex marriage, an issue that lies at the intersection of her teaching and research interests.
Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Schacter was professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, as well as the University of Michigan Law School. Early in her career she was an assistant attorney general in Massachusetts, an associate at Hill & Barlow in Boston, and a law clerk to Judge Raymond J. Pettine of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.