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.