Richard Pildes

Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Richard Pildes is a Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Sudler Family Professor Constitutional Law at New York University. A leading scholar of constitutional law and election law, his research focuses upon the legal framework of American government, politics, and elections.

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Richard Pildes

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1983

A.B., Princeton University, 1979

Courses Taught


  • The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process

Richard Pildes is a Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Sudler Family Professor Constitutional Law at New York University. A leading scholar of constitutional law and election law, his research focuses upon the legal framework of American government, politics, and elections. He has written on the powers of the President; the rise of political polarization; the Voting Rights Act and partisan and racial redistricting; campaign finance; the history of disenfranchisement; and constitutional doctrine and history more generally. Pildes is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Carnegie Scholar.  He has taught at Harvard, Michigan, and Chicago, clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and has argued before the Supreme Court.