Jane S. Schacter is a leading national expert on statutory interpretation and the legislative process, constitutional law, and sexuality and the law. Her work has been published in leading law journals, and she co-edits casebooks on constitutional law and sexuality and the law. Professor Schacter’s scholarly emphasis across these subject areas is on institutional debates about the role of courts in a democracy.
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.