Charles A. Shanor

Professor of Law; Co-Director, Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans

Curriculum Vitae


Areas of Expertise

Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Constitutional Law,
Counterterrorism Law


Charles A. Shanor was president of the student government at Rice University and a Rhodes Scholar. After earning both his BA and MA (in jurisprudence) from Oxford University, he received his JD from the University of Virginia.

Before joining the Emory faculty in 1975, he served as a law clerk to Judge Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced with the Atlanta law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. After three years as General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., he returned to Emory in 1990, where he teaches and writes about the areas of employment discrimination, constitutional law and counterterrorism law. In 2013, he was named co-director of the Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans.

Professor Shanor's books include Counterterrorism Law (Foundation Press, 2011); American Constitutional Law: Structure and Reconstruction (5th ed., West, 2013); EEOC Litigation and Charge Resolution (BNA, 2005, Senior Consulting Editor, with Donald R. Livingston, Editor); National Security and Military Law (West/Thomson Nutshell Series 2003); and Military Law in a Nutshell (3rd ed., West, 2013, with L. Hogue).

His recent articles include "Terrorism, Historical Analogies, and Modern Choices," Emory Int'l L. Rev (2010); "Three Campaigns in the Disparate Impact/Equal Protection War," ABA Labor and Employment Law (2009); and "Employment Cases from the 2007-2008 Supreme Court Term," The Labor Lawyer (2008).

Professor Shanor is a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and was Secretary of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section in 2008.

Professor Shanor served in a part-time of counsel position in the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker from 1990-1997. He continues to do occasional consulting, expert witness and appellate work on employment discrimination and constitutional law matters.

Education: BA, Rice University, 1968; BA, Juris., 1972, MA, 1977, Oxford University; JD, University of Virginia, 1973.

5th ed., West 2013

3rd edition, with L. Hogue, West 2013

Terrorism, Historical Analogies, and Modern Choices
24 EMORY INT'L. L. REV. 589 (2010)

Three Campaigns in the Disparate Impact/Equal Protection War

Employment Cases from the 2007-2008 Supreme Court Term
24 LAB. LAW. 147 (Fall 2008)

Pardon Us: Systematic Presidential Pardons
Miller, Marc L. and Shanor, Charles A., "Pardon Us: Systematic Presidential Pardons" (August 9, 2001) 2001

Some Observations on Broadly Construing Civil Rights Laws
14 HARV. J. LAW & PUBL. 1991

Battleground for a Divided Court: Employment Discrimination in the Supreme Court
1988-89, 6 THE LABOR LAWYER 145 (1990) (with S. Marcosson 1988

Affirmative Action in EEOC Litigation
21 Ga. L. Rev. 1059 (1986-1987) 1986

County of Washington v. Gunther: A Legal and Economic Analysis
1982 SUPREME COURT ECONOMIC REVIEW 185 (with M. Lindsay) 1982

Employment Discrimination
34 Mercer L. Rev. 1273 (1982-1983) 1982

Employment Discrimination
32 MERCER L. REV. 1119 (1982) and 33 MERCER L. REV. 1273 (1983) (with G. Shanor) 1981

New Deal for Secured Creditors in Bankruptcy, A
28 Emory L. J. 587 (1979) 1979

Veterans' Preferences in Public Employment: Unconstitutional Gender Discrimination?
26 EMORY L. J. 13 (1977) (with J. Fleming) 1977


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