Margo SchlangerWade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of LawDIRECTOR, cIVIL rIGHT lITIGATION cLEARINGHOUSE
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse@mjschlanger (Twitter)
For a publication list with links and appendices, see Publications page.
Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan (2009–present; on leave 2010, 2011). (Visiting Professor of Law, Fall 2009.) Director, Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, http://clearinghouse.net. Faculty affiliate, UM Center for Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry (May 2017-present).
Settlement Monitor, Adams & Knights v. Kentucky Department of Corrections (3:14-cv-00001, E.D. Ky.) (June 2015–present) Court-appointed monitor in settlement of state-wide case about deaf prisoners.
Counsel to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Special Government Employee, part-time, 2012-2013). Advised Secretary of Homeland Security on civil rights matters.
Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Presidential Appointment, 2010-2011) (Chair, Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of the federal Information Sharing Environment's Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee; Chair, Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disability; Member, U.S. Delegation to the Universal Periodic Review.)
Visiting Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (Spring 2009).
Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis (2004–2009); Director, Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse. Elected 2008 “David M. Becker Professor of the Year” by law students.
Faculty Fellow, Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions (2001–02).
Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (1998–2004).
Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section (1995–1998). Division Special Achievement Awards, 1996 and 1997.
Law clerk, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Supreme Court of the United States (1993–1995).
Fact-checker, The New Yorker (1989–1990).
Torts; Constitutional Equality; Constitutional Law of Incarceration; Constitutional Law; Seminars: Police and Surveillance Reform; Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law; Civil Rights and Homeland Security; Civil Rights Injunctions; Empirical Inquiries into Civil Litigation; Prisons and Prison Reform; Institutional Reform Litigation.
Yale Law School, J.D. 1993. Book Reviews Editor, Yale Law Journal (Vol. 102); Vinson Prize for excellence in clinical casework.
Yale College, B.A. 1989.Honors: magna cum laude, distinction in the History major.
PUBLICATIONS: See Publications Page.
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Civil Rights at the Border: National Security, Border Screening, and the Muslim Ban, Robert H. Jackson Center (June 2017)
The Constitutional Law of Incarceration, Reconfigured
Teaching Civil Rights: The Constitution on the Ground
The Supreme Court and Prisoner Treatment Standards & Trends in Solitary Confinement Litigation and Policy, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Feb. 2017)
U. Mich. Student Organizations presentations, 2016/17:
Practicing Law Institute, Prison Litigation 2017: Practical Strategies (June 2017)
Arizona State University, Bridging the Gap Between Scholars and Criminal Justice Reform (Feb. 2017)
A New Generation of Noncarcerative Remedies for Unconstitutional Conditions of Confinement, University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review symposium (Mar. 2016)
Detention of Immigrant Families, invited lecture, Albion College (Mar. 2016)
U. Mich. Student Organizations presentations, 2015/16:
Studying Injunctions Quantitatively, Center for Political Studies, Univ. of Michigan Interdisciplinary Workshop on Politics and Policy (Mar. 2015)
Intelligence Legalism and the NSA’s Civil Liberties Gap
Offices of Goodness: Influence without Authority in Federal Agencies
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Structural Reform of the American Workplace
The Prison Litigation Reform Act and Litigation Dynamics
The Present and Future of Institutional Reform Litigation: Current Trends in Prisoner Cases
Plata v. Brown and Realignment: Jails, Prisons, Courts, and Politics
Race and Civil Rights Injunctions, Ass'n of American Law Schools, Remedies Section (Jan. 2013)
Operationalizing Deterrence: Claims Management (in Hospitals, a Large Retailers, and Jails and Prisons)
Hedonic Damages, Hedonic Adaptation, and Disability
Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
The Prison Litigation Reform Act
The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse: Using Court Records for Research, Teaching, and Policymaking
Moderator, panel on Race, Empirical Legal Studies Conference (Nov. 2007).
Fault and the Constitutional Law of Equality. Invited response to David Strauss, Childress Lecture (Little Rock and the Legacy of Brown), Saint Louis University (Oct. 2007)
Teaching the Equal Protection Clause. Presentation to high school teachers, Street Law (Oct. 2007)
The Plaintiffs’ Bar and the Conceptualization of Litigation
The Litigation Process in Government-Initiated Employment Discrimination Suits (hypotheses and preliminary evidence). Duke Law School Faculty Workshop (Apr. 2007)
Discussant, Katherine Barnes et al., Life and Death Decisions: Prosecutorial Discretion and Capital Punishment in Missouri, St. Louis U. conference (Mar. 2007).
Discussant, J.J. Prescott, Empirical Evidence of Prosecutorial Charging Manipulation: And What it Tells Us About What Prosecutors are Trying to Do, Empirical Legal Studies Conference, Austin Texas (Oct. 2006).
Moderator, panel on Empirical Inquiries in Criminal Justice, Law and Society Ass’n (July 2006).
Women and the New Supreme Court: University of Missouri–St. Louis, Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life (Jan. 2006).
Moderator, panel discussion of Problems and Solutions in American Criminal Justice, in conjunction with hearing held at Washington University in St. Louis by the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s (Oct. 2005).
What We Know and What We Could Know About the Vanishing Trial: Featured Comment on Marc Galanter, “A World Without Trials,” University of Missouri at Columbia, Distinguished Lecture on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Sept. 2005).
Incarceration, Reform, and Politics: presentation to undergraduate student groups (Apr. 2005).
Second Best Damage Action Deterrence
Collateral Consequences of Incarceration: Background on the Scope of the Carceral System: Symposium on Poverty, Wealth and the Working Poor: Clinical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Apr. 2005).
Respondent to James B. Jacobs, The Future of Imprisonment: Leadership, and Prison Reform, St. Louis University Ass’n of Criminal Justice and Sociology (Oct. 2004).
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