Ellen D. Katz, the Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, writes and teaches about election law, civil rights and remedies, and equal protection.

Katz’s scholarship addresses questions of minority representation, political equality, and the role of institutions in crafting and implementing anti-discrimination laws. She has published numerous articles, including an influential empirical study of litigation under the Voting Rights Act.

Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, Katz practiced as an attorney with the appellate sections of the US Department of Justice’s Civil Division and its Environment and Natural Resources Division.