Kate Shaw

Associate Professor of Law

Cardozo Law

Kate Shaw is an Associate Professor of Law and the Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Before joining Cardozo, Professor Shaw worked in the White House Counsel’s Office as a Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President. She clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

She graduated with a B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University and with a J.D. magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Northwestern University, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Northwestern University Law Review and won the John Paul Stevens Award. Professor Shaw’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, the Supreme Court, election law, and gender and sexual orientation and the law. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming, among other places, in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review and the Georgetown Law Journal.


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Reproductive Rights and Justice

5/13/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

The story of reproductive justice extends far beyond courts and involves all the conditions in which individuals make decisions about having and not having children

Kate Shaw

Cardozo Law

Reva Siegel

Yale Law School

Melissa Murray

NYU Law School

Twitter and the Political Community

10/26/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By communicating mainly through Twitter, Trump has asserted the power to define his own political community—and to exclude people from it.

Kate Shaw

Cardozo Law

Impeachment and Presidential Rhetoric

6/14/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

It's time to consider the role of the President’s rhetoric in the discourse and practice of impeachment

Kate Shaw

Cardozo Law