Linda Wharton

Professor of Law and Political Science; Former Managing Attorney- Women’s Law Project


Linda J. Wharton is an associate professor of political science at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she teaches courses in constitutional law, women and the law, civil liberties, gender and political action, and advanced constitutional litigation.

She served as the managing attorney at the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, where she specialized in both litigation and legal reform related to gender discrimination. She served as co-lead counsel in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a case that reaffirmed a women’s right to choose.

Professor Wharton’s scholarly research and writing focuses on issues of state and federal constitutional law with a special concentration in the law of gender discrimination.