"Kander: ID Laws “Not just a policy difference, a political strategy”," coverage in Iowa Progressive Alliance, October 10, 2017, featuring Adjunct Professor J. Gerald Hebert.
B.A., Stonehill College; J.D., Suffolk University
B.A. Stonehill College; J.D. Suffolk University School of Law. Professor Hebert is a sole practitioner in Alexandria, Virginia, who specializes in election law and the Voting Rights Act. Before entering private practice in 1994, he served for over twenty years at the Department of Justice. During his first five years, he prosecuted school desegregation cases in the Education Section of the Civil Rights Division; the next fifteen years were dedicated to the prosecution of numerous cases under the Voting Rights Act and other federal laws relating to voting and elections. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, Professor Hebert served in many supervisory capacities, including Acting Chief, Deputy Chief, and Special Litigation Counsel in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division. While working at the Department of Justice, Professor Hebert received numerous awards for meritorious performance, including a commendation for his work investigating and prosecuting civil rights violations in Boston, Massachusetts, following disturbances related to school desegregation in 1975. Professor Hebert has authored numerous articles on voting rights issues. From 1999 to 2002, Professor Hebert served as General Counsel to IMPAC 2000– the National Democratic Congressional Redistricting Project.