Guy-Uriel E. Charles is Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law at Duke Law School. He teaches and writes about election law, race and law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. He is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is currently working on a book on voting rights and the Voting Rights Act with Luis Fuentes-Rohwer entitled The American Promise: Rethinking Voting Rights Law and Policy for a Divided America (Cambridge University Press).
Professor Charles received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for The Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While at the University of Michigan, he was the founder and first editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. From 1995-2000, he was a graduate student in political science at the University of Michigan. In 2006, he was awarded the distinguished teaching award at the University of Minnesota Law School. In 2016, he was awarded the distinguished teaching award at Duke Law School.