William & Mary
Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Professor of the Practice of Law, Kelly Professor of Excellence in Teaching, Co-Director of the Election Law Program, and Assistant Director of 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
Full resume: here (.pdf in new window)
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 co-founding Revive My Vote, a project to assist Virginians with prior felony convictions regain the right to vote; 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.

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.

Scholarly Publications
  • Candidate Privacy, 95 Wash. L. Rev. 205 (2020). SSRN.
  • Liquidating Elector Discretion, Harvard Law & Policy Review ___ (forthcoming 2020). SSRN.
  • Counterfeit Campaign Speech, 70 Hastings L.J. 103 (2019). SSRN.
  • 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?, 104 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. 53 (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. 311 (2003) (with James K. Sebenius).
  • Recent Development in the Law of Access, Oct. Comm. L. 7 (2002) (with J. Steinfield, E. Burton & S. Svonkin).
  • Election Law; Legislative Redistricting and GIS, Privacy Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution, (2020).
  • Digitized Election Administration, America Votes (Fourth Edition) (2019) (with Margaret Hu).
  • 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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