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Anthony Chavez

Anthony E. Chavez
Professor of Law


Professor Anthony Chavez, who teaches Environmental Law, focuses much of his legal research and writing in public policy areas involved in attempts to mitigate effects of global warming. He joined the Chase faculty in 2009, after serving as director of legal research and writing at the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Prior to his academic career, he was involved extensively in the field of voting rights. He primarily litigated cases under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and received a special achievement award from the U.S. Department of Justice for his work in the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section. He later served as director of voting rights litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. As a result of his work, the United States Secretary of Commerce appointed him to serve on an advisory committee to help reduce the minority undercount for the 2000 Census. He has testified on both voting rights and census issues before the U.S. House of Representative Judiciary Subcommittee, the California State Assembly and local governments.

Professor Chavez earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Loyola Marymount University. He is licensed in California as both a lawyer and a certified public accountant.