Corruption Lab on Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law

Michael D. Gilbert

Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law

Michael D. Gilbert is Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.  He teaches courses on election law, legislation, and law and economics. His current research focuses on constitutional entrenchment, campaign finance law, corruption and the design of courts. He is working on a book-length project on public law and economics. His research has appeared in multiple law reviews, peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he has lectured throughout the United States and around the world, including in Ecuador, Germany and Israel. Prior to joining the faculty, Gilbert clerked for Judge William A. Fletcher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his J.D. from Berkeley Law School. At Berkeley, Gilbert served as an articles editor on the California Law Review and received multiple distinctions, including an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics and a grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2015 he won the UVA Student Council Distinguished Teaching Award.


Assistant Professor of Economics
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Research Specialist
Graduate student, Fellow
Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law
Associate Professor of Politics, Director of UVA's Quantitative Collaborative
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David Lurton Massee, Jr., Professor of Law and the Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law
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Visiting Professor of Practice
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Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Assistant Professor of History and American Studies
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Associate Professor, Department of Economics
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Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate
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Graduate student, Fellow
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