Prof. Kate Andrias teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional and administrative law, labor law, and the law of democracy. Prof. Andrias previously served as special assistant and associate counsel to the President of the United States, and as chief of staff of the White House Counsel's Office. While in the White House, she focused on constitutional and administrative law issues and on domestic policy, including labor and immigration. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Prof. Andrias was an attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Perkins Coie LLP, where she practiced in the political law and appellate litigation groups. In addition, she clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and taught American Constitutional Law as a visiting professor at L'Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. Prof. Andrias graduated from Yale Law School, where she served on the Yale Law Journal and as a Coker Fellow. Prior to law school, Prof. Andrias worked as a union organizer.