Robert Schapiro Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Co-Director of Emory Law’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance


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Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional law
  • Federal courts
  • Federalism
  • Civil procedure

Overview

Robert Schapiro is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and co-director of Emory Law’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance. He served as dean of Emory University School of Law (2012 to 2017) and interim dean (2011 to 2012). His research and scholarship focuses on federal courts, constitutional law and civil procedure.

Schapiro clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval, then of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the US Supreme Court. He is the author of Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights (2009), and the forthcoming “States of Inequality: Fiscal Federalism, Unequal States, and Unequal People.”