William and Mary Law School
Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Professor of the Practice; Co-Director, Election Law Program, Assistant Director, CLCT
Degrees: J.D., Harvard Law School; M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Connecticut College
Email: [[rgreen]]
Office phone: (757) 221-3851
Office location: Room 254E
Teaching Interests

Election Law; Privacy Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Rebecca Green is Professor of the Practice of Law and Co-Director of the Election Law Program, a joint project of the Law School and the National Center for State Courts. In that role, Green oversees its annual symposia and speaker series and undertakes a series of projects designed to educate judges about election law topics. Most recently, with generous funding from the Democracy Fund, Green has begun work on a series of state election law eBenchbooks. Other projects have included producing Election War Games at state judicial conferences in Virginia, Colorado, and Wisconsin, and supervising students on a variety of projects such as drafting an ABA report on 2012 election delays and research projects for the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. Professor Green serves as the faculty advisor to the student-run State of Elections blog.

Professor Green's research interests focus on the intersection of privacy law and elections, most recently on the topic of election transparency. She has also explored the use of alternative dispute resolution in election processes.

Before law school, Professor Green earned a master's degree in Chinese legal history from Harvard University and assisted with U.S.-China trade negotiations at the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, DC during the Clinton Administration.

Scholarly Publications
  • Rethinking Transparency in U.S. Elections, 75 Ohio St. L.J. 779 (2014). SSRN.
  • Petitions, Privacy, and Political Obscurity, 85 Temp. L. Rev. 357 (2013). SSRN.
  • Mediation and Post-Election Litigation: A Way Forward, 27 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 53 (2012). SSRN.
  • Privacy and Domestic Violence in Court, 16 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 237 (2010). SSRN.
  • Co-author, Impractically Obscure: Privacy and Courtroom Proceedings in Light of Webcasting and Other New Technologies, 41 World Jurist 10 (2008) (with Fredric Lederer).
  • Co-author, Sequencing, Acoustic Separation, and 3-D Negotiation of Complex Barriers: Charlene Barshefsky and I.P. Rights in China, 8 Int'l Neg. J. Theory & Prac. 311 (2003) (with James K. Sebenius).
  • Co-author, Recent Development in the Law of Access, Oct. Comm. L. 7 (2002) (with J. Steinfield, E. Burton & S. Svonkin).
  • Catching the Wave: State Supreme Court Outreach Efforts, National Center for State Courts, 2011. Online.
  • What Lawyers Should Know About E-Filing and Privacy, A.B.A. Crim. Just. Mag. , July 2009, at 14.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley, Analyst Conflicts, and Press Freedom.

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