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Wendy R. Weiser

Brennan Center for Justice
Director, Democracy Program
New York, NY, USA


Wendy Weiser directs the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a non-partisan think tank and public interest law center that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Her program focuses on voting rights and elections, money in politics and ethics, redistricting and representation, and fair courts. She founded and directed the center’s Voting Rights and Elections Project, directing litigation, research, and advocacy efforts to enhance political participation and prevent voter disenfranchisement across the country.

She has authored a number of nationally-recognized publications and articles on voting rights and election reform; litigated ground-breaking voting rights lawsuits; testified before both houses of Congress and in a variety of state legislatures; and provided policy and legislative drafting assistance to federal and state legislators and administrators across the country. She is a frequent public speaker and media contributor on democracy issues. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Weiser was a senior attorney at NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she worked on issues of access to the courts and domestic violence, a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and a law clerk to E.D.N.Y. Judge Eugene H. Nickerson. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. from Yale College.

Wendy R. Weiser is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Redistricting and Voting 2017: The Legal Landscape
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters U.S. Department of Justice, Statutes Enforced by the Voting Section (March 15, 2017), https://www.justice.gov/crt/statutes-enforcedvoting-section - Redistricting and Voting 2017: The Legal Landscape, Friday, August 04, 2017
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, A 50 State Guide to Redistricting (2011) - Redistricting and Voting 2017: The Legal Landscape, Friday, August 04, 2017
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Election 2016: Restrictive Voting Laws by the Numbers (September 28, 2016), available at https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/election-2016-restrictive-voting-laws-numbers - Redistricting and Voting 2017: The Legal Landscape, Friday, August 04, 2017
U.S. Department of Justice, Summary of Selected Federal Protections for Eligible Voters (September 5, 2016), https://www.justice.gov/crt/summary-selected-federalprotections-eligible-voters - Redistricting and Voting 2017: The Legal Landscape, Friday, August 04, 2017
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