Gilda Daniels is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches critical legal theory, election law, and civil procedure. She is a voting rights expert and national speaker. She served as a Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section under the Clinton and Bush administrations. Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of race law and democracy.

about Gilda


Speaking, Media &Publications

Daniels has specialized in voting rights/election law for almost twenty years. She has litigated voting rights cases under the Voting Rights Act, including those involving single and multimember districts, minority language requirements and compliance with other voting rights statutes, such as the National Voter Registration Act. She has also conducted settlement negotiations and sought legislative remedies. She has testified before United States House and Senate Judiciary committees on voting rights and election law issues.


While election law is her primary interest, she is often asked to speak on issues involving civil and human rights, gender and the law issues, and religion and democracy. She is sought after consultant and expert, as well as, a frequent contributor for media and conference panels.

Her law review articles have appeared in Cardozo Law Review, Indiana University Law Review (Indianapolis), Denver Law Review, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Her writings have also been published in the Huffington Post and various other publications.


Speaking & Publications

Recent Media Appearances

  • NPR-Maryland Morning0:00


Recent speaking Engagements

NPR: All Things Considered Interview Dec. 12, 2011

Prof. Daniels was interviewed by host Nathan Sterner on the eve of the Maryland General Assembly's special session to pass the state's new congressional map. Daniels explains what to expect in terms of the litigation that is likely to follow once redistricting is complete.


Racial Redistricting in a Post-Racial World, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 947 (2011). Available at SSRN

Senator Edward Kennedy: A Lion for Voting Rights, 14 N.Y.U.J. Legis. & Pub. Policy 415 (2011).

Outsourcing Democracy, 88 DENV. U. L. REV. 1 (2010).

Moderator; Panel Discussion on Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act for the American Constitution Society. June 17, 2011

Moderator; Redistricting in 2011: American Constitution Society National Convention, Washington, DC June 2011