Lisa Marshall Manheim
Professor Lisa Manheim teaches and writes in the areas of election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. 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 election law and the courts, with a particular focus on procedure and the mechanics of adjudication. Through these lenses, Professor Manheim's research investigates emerging issues in the law, including those relating to election design, voting rights, and statutory interpretation. Professor Manheim teaches in a range of areas, including Constitutional Law, Election Law, and Federal Courts. She is a 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.