Courses: Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, Employment Discrimination Law and the Law of Voting and Democracy
Expertise: Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights
Since joining the Law Center faculty in 1990, Stanley A. Halpin, Jr., has held the title of full professor of law for almost 10 years. He has chaired the Law Center’s Speakers Series Committee for the past seven years, successfully attracting national speakers on civil and human rights and public interest law.
His prior teaching experiences include visiting assistant professor of political science and special lecturer in political science at the University of New Orleans and lecturer at the Tulane University School of Social Work.
Professor Halpin is admitted to practice before the Louisiana and District of Columbia bars, the United States District Courts for the eastern and western districts of Louisiana, and the United States Supreme Court. He has an extensive background in public interest law, handling major cases that ended racially discriminatory methods of election, established single-member district preference in court-drawn electoral plans, invalidated a discriminatory parade law used against Civil Rights marchers, and enjoined the use of the Confederate flag in public schools. He has argued several voting rights cases before the United States Supreme Court.
From 1969-1972, he was staff counsel and chief counsel of the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the 1980s, he was director of Farmworkers Legal Assistance Project of Louisiana and Litigation Training Specialist for the New Mexico Legal Services Support Project. He also was a private practitioner from 1972-1980 and 1988-1990.
His primary research area is voting rights law and International Human Rights Law. He has published articles on minority voting rights and representation in the South; racial gerrymandering and legislative redistricting; and on the impact of International Human Rights Law on the United States Supreme Court.
Professor Halpin earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, and a Ph.D., from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.