Andru Volinsky

Carsey School Program Faculty
Andru Volinsky

Andru Volinsky, Esq., is an instructor of Strategy & Practice of Public Policy in the Master in Public Policy program at the Carsey School of Public Policy. Andru has a long and distinguished legal career that has blended public policy and litigation as a lawyer in private practice. He began his career teaching law school and defending death penalty cases in the South. He defended capital cases in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court in Gray v. Mississippi. After moving to New Hampshire, he became the lead lawyer in the Claremont School Funding cases that established the constitutional right to a public education and overturned New Hampshire’s funding scheme as unconstitutional. Andru was elected to serve two terms on the NH Executive Council and unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2020. Andru was NH counsel to Bernie Sanders in 2016 and has sat on the boards of Rights and Democracy, the Manchester Community Health Center, and the NH branch of the ACLU where he was also legal counsel.  


  • B.A., Psychology, University of Miami

  • J.D., Law, George Washington University Law School