GianCarlo Canaparo

GianCarlo Canaparo

Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Topics: Supreme Court • Civil Rights • Affirmative Action

GianCarlo Canaparo is a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Canaparo’s research focuses primarily on the law and policy of race and on administrative law.

In addition to Heritage publications, Canaparo’s scholarship has appeared in law reviews including the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Texas Review of Law and Politics, and the Administrative Law Review. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and his analysis has appeared in Law & Liberty, Fox News, The National Review, Law 360, FedSoc Blog, and other outlets.

In addition to researching and writing, Canaparo co-hosts The Heritage Foundation’s SCOTUS 101 podcast, which follows the Supreme Court’s arguments and opinions and features interviews with judges, advocates, and scholars.

Canaparo joined Heritage in 2019 after serving for two years as a law clerk to a federal district court judge. Before his clerkship, he spent three years as an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University, where he was a published editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Davis. Canaparo is a classical pianist and organist.



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