G. Michael Parsons

New York University School of Law

G. Michael Parsons is Associate Director and Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU School of Law. His scholarship focuses on how courts justify and navigate the shifts in public power that attend judicial decision-making in the areas of federalism, the separation of powers, and the law of democracy. His most recent works address justiciability, equitable remedies, redistricting, campaign finance, and ranked-choice voting and have been published or are forthcoming in the California Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, among others.

Parsons also remains actively involved in law reform efforts, advising nonprofit organizations, government officials, and candidates regarding election law legislation and litigation. He has represented parties and amici in constitutional cases implicating the law of democracy and the separation of powers, including Rucho v. Common Cause (partisan gerrymandering), Blumenthal v. Trump (emoluments), and Patchak v. Zinke (separation of powers).

Prior to joining NYU, Parsons practiced political, appellate, and antitrust law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he served as the principal author of briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Parsons also clerked for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his AB, cum laude, from Davidson College.