Charles Adside

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Charles Adside


Office Location(s): 6658 Haven Hall
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  • Fields of Study
    • Constitutional Law
  • About

    Charles Adside, III is a licensed Michigan attorney and constitutional law scholar. He teaches courses on the American Chief Executive and on Courts, Law, and Society in the Political Science Department.

    In 2006, he graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Bachelors of Arts, concentrating in political science. As a student, Adside became involved in student government as a Representative for the College of LS&A for the Michigan Student Assembly. He also served as Co-Chairman of the Community Service Commission while serving on student government.  In 2011, Adside received his juris doctorate from the Michigan State University College of Law. There, he was a teaching and research assistant for a constitutional law professor. He was awarded the Most Distinguished Student Award in 2008 and 2010.   

    He is also the co-author of Unmuting the Volume: Fisher, Affirmative Action Jurisprudence, and the legacy of Racial Silence, 22 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 1011 (2014). This Article proposes that students participate in the admissions process at small learning communities devoted to interracial exchange on college campuses as a means to encourage broader discussions on race among students.    

    Adside has written another article, which defends the constitutionality of race-conscious admission programs on stare decisis grounds. The use of race in college admissions, he argues, is embedded in the institutional practices and culture of higher education thus removing race from admissions would impair colleges from pursuing their educational goals.

  • Education
    • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
    • University of Michigan, B.A. (Political Science)