Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Election Law Program
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
Full resume: here (.pdf in new window)
Areas of Specialization

Election Law; Legislative Redistricting & GIS; Privacy Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Contract Law

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Rebecca Green is an Associate Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School where she teaches courses in Election Law, Redistricting & GIS, Privacy Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Professor Green co-directs the Election Law Program, a joint project of the Law School and the National Center for State Courts that provides resources for judges on election law topics. In 2013, Professor Green co-founded Revive My Vote to assist Virginians with prior felony convictions regain the right to vote. In 2018, Professor Green joined the National Task Force on Election Crises, a cross-partisan group convened to prevent and mitigate a range of election crises. In 2020, Green helped students co-found the Alliance of Students at the Polls (ASAP), a group mobilizing a national network of law students to work towards greater participation in and public confidence in U.S. election administration.

Professor Green’s research interests focus on the intersection of privacy law and elections, most recently in scholarship on Election Observation, Election Surveillance, and Redistricting Transparency. She also writes about election administration topics including the role of partisanship in election administration and election dispute resolution.

Professor Green earned her B.A. in Political Science from Connecticut College, an MA in Chinese Legal History from Harvard University, and is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.

The class of 2016 selected Professor Green to receive the Walter Williams Jr. Memorial Teaching Award awarded annually to one professor by the graduating class. In 2023, Prof. Green won the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence, a university-wide honor. Since January 2021, Professor Green has served as one of three University Ombuds at the College of William & Mary assisting faculty and staff with workplace conflict resolution.


Scholarly Publications
Articles and Book Chapters
  • FOIA-Flooded Elections, 85 Ohio State L. J. __ (forthcoming 2024). SSRN.
  • Partisanship Parity in U.S. Election Administration, in The Oxford Handbook of American Election Law (Eugene Mazo ed., Oxford U. Press, forthcoming 2024).
  • Adversarial Election Administration, 101 N.C. L. Rev. 1077 (2023). SSRN.
  • Election Surveillance, 57 Wake Forest L. Rev. 101 (2022). SSRN.
  • Election Observation Post-2020, 90 Fordham L. Rev. 267 (2021). SSRN.
  • Redistricting Transparency & Litigation, 71 Syracuse L. Rev. 1121 (2021). SSRN.
  • Candidate Privacy, 95 Wash. L. Rev. 205 (2020). SSRN.
  • How Many Votes is Too Few?, 81 Ohio St. L.J Online 209 (2020). Online.
  • Liquidating Elector Discretion, 15 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 53 (2020). SSRN.
  • Counterfeit Campaign Speech, 70 Hastings L.J. 103 (2019). SSRN.
  • Digitized Election Administration: Promise and Peril, in America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights (ABA 2019) (with Margaret Hu).
  • Redistricting Transparency, 59 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1787 (2018). Online.
  • The Surveillance Gap: The Harms of Extreme Privacy and Data Marginalization, 42 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 253 (2018). SSRN.
  • Arbitrating Ballot Battles?, 103 Ky. L.J. 699 (2016). SSRN.
  • 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. 325 (2012). SSRN.
  • Privacy and Domestic Violence in Court, 16 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 237 (2010). SSRN.
  • Impractically Obscure: Privacy and Courtroom Proceedings in Light of Webcasting and Other New Technologies, 41 World Jurist 10 (2008) (with Fredric Lederer).
  • 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. 2 (2003) (with James K. Sebenius).
  • Recent Development in the Law of Access, Oct. Comm. L. 7 (2002) (with J. Steinfield, E. Burton & S. Svonkin).

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