G. Michael Parsons is an Acting Assistant Professor at NYU School of Law and an Adjunct Fellow at FairVote. His scholarship focuses on voting rights, election law, and the political process, with an emphasis on gerrymandering, money in politics, and emerging models of representation. Michael has been published in the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and the Cardozo Law Review de novo. He also writes about election law and constitutional law at Modern Democracy (moderndemocracyblog.com), a blog that follows, discusses, and proposes changes to the U.S. political system through litigation, legislation, and amendments to the Constitution.
Prior to joining NYU, Michael practiced political, appellate, and antitrust law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he served as the principal author of briefs filed in the US Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Michael also practiced antitrust law at Hogan Lovells before clerking for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Robert E. Payne of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Michael received his JD, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his AB, cum laude, from Davidson College.
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