Lisa Marshall Manheim

  • Associate Professor of Law


Phone: (206) 685-2546


B.A. 2002, Yale J.D. 2005, Yale

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Civil Litigation and Procedure — Constitutional Law — Election Law — Federal Courts — Legislation — U.S. Supreme Court

Recent Courses

LAW A 500 Introduction to Perspectives on the Law
LAW A 507 Constitutional Law I: Constitutional Structures of Government
LAW B 507 Federal Courts And The Federal System
LAW B 572 Election Law
LAW E 555 Legislation

Professor Lisa Manheim writes in the areas of constitutional law, election law, and presidential powers. Her scholarship has been published in the Iowa Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, and other leading academic journals. These works explore questions of federalism and institutionalism in the context of the judiciary, with a particular focus on procedure and the mechanics of adjudication. Professor Manheim's courses include Constitutional Law, Election Law, Legislation, and Federal Courts. She is a two-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 and editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. 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.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Books or Treatises

Book Chapters

Book Reviews

News Media

  • Speaker, "Presidential Control of Elections", Agendas and Procedures of Social Governance Colloquium Series, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (April 26, 2019)
  • Speaker, "The Jurisprudence and the Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg", Women and the Law: Past, Present and Future: Second Annual Women’s History Month Program, Washington State Bar Association (March 14, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Reviewing Presidential Orders", National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars (March 9, 2019)
  • Speaker, "The Limits of Presidential Powers", Folio Forum, (February 1, 2019)
  • Moderator, "Local Is National", Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington (December 5, 2018)
  • Moderator, "The Kavanaugh Hearings", University of Washington School of Law (October 10, 2018)
  • Interviewer, "How the Supreme Court is Threatening the Rights of Our Students", Town Hall Seattle (September 13, 2018)
  • Speaker, "The Right To Vote in 2018", Second Sunday Salon, (September 9, 2018)
  • Panelist, "The Fight Against Partisan Gerrymandering: What’s Next?", Brennan Center for Justice (July 16, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Judicial Review of Presidential Actions", Washington State Bar Association (April 27, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Reviewing Executive Orders", Emory University School of Law (March 28, 2018)
  • Panelist, "The Constitution in Year One of the Trump Administration", National Constitution Center (podcast) (January 25, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Election Law: The Legacy of Shaw v. Reno: A Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Retrospective", Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (January 4, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Framework of Presidential Power: Constitutional and Election Law", Presidential Power and the Law, Women's University Club of Seattle (November 1, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Framework of Presidential Power: Constitutional and Election Law", Women’s University Club (October 4, 2017)