Jennifer Mason McAward

Jennifer Mason McAward

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Associate Professor of Law; Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Keough School of Global Affairs

Office: 2160 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-7528
Email: mason.1@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

Civil rights law, Constitutional law, habeas corpus

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2005, Mason McAward’s scholarship considers how government institutions and actors promote individual constitutional rights. She has explored issues like the power of Congress to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment and the role of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and of Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., in particular, in advancing civil rights reforms. She is a graduate of Notre Dame and N.Y.U. School of Law. Following law school, Professor Mason McAward served as a law clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She practiced law and completed a public service fellowship with Holland & Knight LLP in Washington, D.C.

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