Martin Shapiro


Martin Shapiro has taught in the political science departments at Harvard and Stanford Universities and at UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and UC San Diego. He joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1977 and has been a visiting professor at Amherst University, Yale, Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris, Universita degli Studi di Milano, and the Summer Institute of the European Group for Public Law in Greece.

He is past president of the Western Political Science Association, past vice president of the American Political Association, a trustee of the Law and Society Association, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been a Jean Monet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and a research scholar at the Institute for Judicial Research in Bologna, Italy.

Shapiro is the author of Law and Politics in the Supreme Court; Freedom of Speech: The Supreme Court and Judicial Review; Supreme Court and Administrative Agencies; Courts: A Comparative and Political Analysis; and Who Guards the Guardians: Judicial Control of Administration. His recent publications include “The Politics of Information: U.S. Congress and the European Parliament” in Lawmaking in the European Union (1998) and “Judicial Review, Democracy and the European Court of Justice” in the Israel Law Review (1998).

In 2003 Shapiro received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association.


B.A., UC Los Angeles (1955)
Ph.D., Harvard University (1961)