Professor Lisa Manheim is the Charles I. Stone Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law. She writes in the areas of constitutional law, election law, and presidential powers. Professor Manheim’s scholarship, which explores questions of federalism and institutionalism in the context of elections, has been published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and other leading academic journals. She has appeared, on air or in print, in a range of national and international news outlets, and her opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other publications. She also serves as the co-reporter on the Restatement of the Law, Election Litigation, a project of the American Law Institute.
Professor Manheim's courses include Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law, Federal Courts, and Legislation. She is a five-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year Award given by the student body.
Professor Manheim earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale College and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduating from law school, Professor Manheim clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington, Professor Manheim worked as an associate at Perkins Coie LLP, where she specialized in appellate practice, commercial litigation, and political law.