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Kareem Crayton

Kareem Crayton, a native Southerner, is a scholar whose work integrates law, politics and race. His analysis on politics and voting matters regularly appear in media outlets including the LA Times, SCOTUS Blog, NPR, and Fox News. His publications employ a variety of research methods to examine ongoing controversies ranging from voter polarization, ballot measures, electoral campaigning, and legislative caucus behavior to partisan competition. Before entering the legal academy, Professor Crayton served as a foreign law clerk to Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo on the Constitutional Court for the Republic of South Africa and as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. He joined the Carolina Law faculty as an Associate Professor in 2010. Professor Crayton has also developed an online educational tool called The Redistricting Game to increase public knowledge about the complex rules governing the redistricting process. Recent publications include “Sword, Shield, and Compass: The Uses and Misuses of Racially Polarized Voting Studies in Voting Rights Enforcement.”

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