Charles A. Shanor was president of the student government at Rice University and a Rhodes Scholar. After earning both his BA and MA (in jurisprudence) from Oxford University, he received his JD from the University of Virginia.
Before joining the Emory faculty in 1975, he served as a law clerk to Judge Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced with the Atlanta law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. After three years as General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., he returned to Emory in 1990, where he teaches and writes about the areas of employment discrimination, constitutional law and counterterrorism law.
Professor Shanor is a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and was Secretary of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section in 2008.
Professor Shanor served in a part-time of counsel position in the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker from 1990-1997. He continues to do occasional consulting, expert witness and appellate work on employment discrimination and constitutional law matters.