Gilda R. Daniels

Of Counsel

Gilda Daniels provides her expertise and support on CLC's Voting Rights cases.

Portrait of Gilda Daniels

Gilda R. Daniels is a Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She teaches Election Law, Appellate Advocacy, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, and Critical Legal Theory, which includes jurisprudence, critical race theory, socioeconomics, and access to justice. Daniels, an expert on voting rights, has served as a deputy chief in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, in both the Clinton and Bush administrations. She has more than twenty years of voting rights experience, bringing cases that involved various provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act and other voting rights statutes. Before beginning her voting rights career, Daniels was a staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights, representing death row inmates and bringing prison condition cases.

She was a Root Tilden Scholar at New York University School of Law and clerked in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals with the Hon. Joseph W. Hatchett. She began working with CLC in 2022. Professor Daniels is the author of UNCOUNTED:  The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America (NYU Press, released January 2020, paperback release October 2021).  Ms. Magazine called Uncounted required reading.”  STARRED Booklist said that itprovides a road map and …a valuable resource for all participants in civic life.”  She has drafted and participated in amicus briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court on various civil rights and constitutional issues, frequently consults on voting rights cases, and is well-published. Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of race, law, and democracy.   Her law review articles have appeared in California Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Kentucky Law Journal, Cardozo Law Review, Denver Law Review, and New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.  Her writings have also been published in print media outlets and quoted in the national press, including the Washington Post and NPR’s All Things Considered