Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law. His many articles and book range across issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, and constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral system. He is one of the pioneers in the law of the political process and one of the co-authors of the seminal Law of Democracy casebook. His work on comparative constitutional law includes Fragile Democracies (2015) and the work-in-progress Democracy Unmoored.
Professor Issacharoff is a 1983 graduate of the Yale Law School. After clerking , he spent the early part of his career as a voting rights lawyer. He then began his teaching career at the University of Texas in 1989, where he held the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law. In 1999, he moved to Columbia Law School, where he was the Harold R. Medina Professor of Procedural Jurisprudence, before joining the NYU faculty in 2005. Professor Issacharoff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.