Allison Hayward writes widely on election law topics and has been published in a variety of law journals and magazines, including the Harvard Journal of Legislation, Case Western Reserve Law Review, National Review, the Weekly Standard, Reason, the Journal of Law and Politics, Political Science Quarterly, The Green Bag, and the Election Law Journal. She held the position of Assistant Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law from 2006 to 2010. Hayward has taught constitutional law, election law, ethics, and civil procedure. She was an associate at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. and Of Counsel at Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk in Sacramento, California. Hayward was also Counsel to Commissioner Bradley A. Smith of the Federal Election Commission. Before attending law school, she served as staff in the California legislature and managed a state assembly campaign

She graduated from Stanford University with degrees in political science and economics, and received her law degree from the University of California, Davis. She clerked for Judge Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Hayward is Chairman of the Federalist Society’s Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group. She also serves on the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics. She is an active member of the California and Washington, D.C. bars.