Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School
Nancy is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. Nancy has been interested in redistricting since 2002, when she worked on a case that highlighted the impact that decision-making around maps can have on election results. In 2016, she joined Voters Not Politicians (VNP), a nonpartisan grassroots group dedicated to ending gerrymandering in Michigan, which has some of the worst gerrymandered election maps in the country. As Policy Director, she led a team of more than three dozen volunteers, including political scientists, lawyers, retired judges, small business owners, students, and retirees, who took input from Michigan voters across the state, community groups, and national redistricting experts, and crafted a proposal "for and by the people" of Michigan. Voters Not Politicians proposes to amend the Michigan constitution through the initiative process to establish a 13-member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission that would take politicians out of Michigan's redistricting process. In 2017, VNP volunteers collected over 425,000 petition signatures -- 100,000 more than necessary to qualify the proposal for the ballot in the November 2018 General Election. In 2018, Nancy was elected President of VNP.