Faculty on Point | Professor Pam Karlan on the Law of Democracy

One of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process, Pamela S. Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and founding co-director of the school’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. She has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an assistant counsel and cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (where she received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service in 2015 – the department’s highest award for employee performance – as part of the team responsible for implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor). Here, she discusses her research on the law governing the political process. Learn more about Karlan and her scholarship.