A Visiting Fellow at the ANU College of Law, Steven Mulroy is a Full Professor of Law at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the University of Memphis, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Election Law, Federal Discrimination, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Criminal Procedure. He is a former federal prosecutor and attorney for the Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where he litigated voting rights, housing discrimination, and fair lending cases throughout the US.
As a law professor, he has continued to litigate significant voting rights cases, including the “butterfly ballot” challenge during the 2000 presidential election in Florida; a case yielding the first federal court intervention into an ongoing state senate election recount; and the first federal court use of a non-district remedy in a minority vote dilution case. He has published numerous law review articles and book chapters on free speech, separation of powers, voting rights, election law, criminal law, and criminal procedure.
He served as a local elected official in Memphis for 8 years as a County Commissioner, where he oversaw that body’s redistricting.