Margaret Russell

Margaret Russell is a professor of constitutional law at California’s Santa Clara University, where she has taught for the past twenty-five years. She specializes in constitutional law, civil rights and civil liberties, as well as freedom of speech, racial equality, sexual orientation equality and the Supreme Court.

Russell has appeared as a guest on KQED’s The Forum with Michael Krasny. She alsospoke to Tell Me More’s Michel Martin following the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, saying, “And as attitudes change among everyday people in the population, that will actually mean that they’re not counting on a court to be some royal, hierarchical, moral decision-maker, but rather people are changing their minds.”

Margaret Russell

Professor of Constitutional Law, Santa Clara University

Areas of Expertise: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, Freedom of Speech, Racial Equality, Sexual Orientation Equality, Supreme Court

Location: Santa Clara, CA (in Tanzania on a fellowship 1/14-6/14)
Contact Info:

Email: mrussell@scu.edu

Phone: (408) 554-5234

Heard on KQED: 

The Forum: Affirmative Action Ban Under Scrutiny

Updated March 2015

Eboni K. Williams

Eboni K. Williams is a talk radio personality, political commentator/strategist, and trial attorney based in L.A. She covers national legal and political issues with a pop culture perspective. Her commentary can be seen on Fox News’ The O’Reily Factor, Hannity, Your World with Neil Cavuto and CNN.

Williams hosts a talk radio show on KTLK AM1150 bringing insightful commentary on the latest headlines and celebrity justice stories. She began her legal career specializing in family law and civil litigation, providing legal consult on high-profile divorce, spousal support, and child custody cases. As a solutions-oriented attorney, she later made the transition into practicing as a public defender, as well as a private defense lawyer in North Carolina and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. She has represented clients in criminal matters including murders, rapes, high volume drug cases, sex crimes and federal offenses.

While in private practice, Eboni has represented professional athletes during employment and sponsorship contract negotiations. Additionally, she has defended NFL and NBA players against drug, property and assault charges. She has worked for various politicians, including New Orleans City Council Members, supporting efforts to rebuild the city of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.


Trial Attorney, Talk Radio Host on KTLK AM1150

Areas of Expertise: Gay Marriage, Supreme Court Cases, Affirmative Action, Immigration, Gun Violence, Elections, GOP/Minority Relations, Women’s Issues, High Profile Trials, Constitutional Law

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:
Email: ebonikwilliams@gmail.com
Phone: (919) 923-1181

 

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Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez teaches constitutional law, administrative law, and immigration law at Yale Law School. She is the first tenured Latino faculty member. She earned both her B.A. and J.D. at Yale and was previously a professor at NYU School of Law. From January 2011 to January 2013, Rodriguez worked in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

Dean Robert Post of Yale Law School describes Rodriguez as “the nation’s leading theorist of immigration law.” She has written about immigration policy, civil rights and migration for The New York Times, CNN and numerous other publications.

According to her bio, Rodriguez attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Immigration Law and Policy, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, the Supreme Court, Executive Branch, Effects of Immigration on Society and Culture, Language Rights and Policy, Migration, Civil Rights & Citizenship

Location: New Haven, CT


Contact Information:
Email: cristina.rodriguez@yale.edu

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

All Things Considered: What’s Different Today For Ariz. Illegal Immigrants?

Tell Me More: More States Expected To Introduce Anti-Illegal Immigration Laws

 

Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. After receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer in the U.S. Court of Appeals and then returned to Yale as a faculty member in 1985.

He is the co-editor of one of the leading constitutional law casebooks, Processes of Constitutional Decision Making and the author of several books, including America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By. Amar has written for Slate,The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

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Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University

Areas of Expertise: Law, Political Science, Politics, Constitutional Law

Location: New Haven, CT

Contact Information:

Email: akhil.amar@yale.edu

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

Talk of the Nation: Should U.S. Constitution Be An International Model?

Asifa Quraishi-Landes

Asifa Quraishi-Landes (AH-sih-fuh koo-RAY-shee LAHWN-des) is a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She specializes in comparative Islamic and U.S. constitutional law. She has written on Sharia law in America, women’s rights, and Muslim governments.

Quraishi-Landes was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. Her project is a book about a new constitutional framework for Muslim-majority countries that combines both Sharia-based and secular governing principles. It is tentatively titled “Islamic Constitutionalism for the 21st Century: Not Theocratic. Not Secular. Not Impossible.”

She holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley, a JD from the University of California, Davis, an LLM from Columbia University Law School, and an SJD in Islamic law from Harvard Law School.


Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School

Areas of Expertise: Islamic Law, Islam, Constitutional Law, Sharia in America, Women’s Rights in Islamic Law

Location: Madison, WI

Contact Information:
Email:
aquraishi@wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 358-4173
Twitter@AQuraishiLandes

Heard on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR):