Written Work Supervisors by Faculty Name

HLS faculty actively support student writing, and are available to supervise papers. Students may ask any Law School faculty member or instructor with a Law School teaching appointment to supervise written work, even if he or she is not on this list. Faculty on certain types of leave may not be available in a given term, and visiting faculty may supervise only during the term(s) of their appointment. Click for a list of faculty supervisors by subject matter.

Professor William P. Alford

  • Chinese Law and Legal History
  • Comparative Law
  • Human Rights in East Asia
  • International Technology Transfer
  • International Trade
  • The Legal Profession

Clinical Professor Deborah Anker

  • Gender Asylum 
  • Immigration
  • Refugee Law

Professor David Barron

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Property

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet

  • Child Welfare
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Reproductive Technology

Professor Lucian Bebchuk

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporations
  • Law and Economics

Professor Yochai Benkler

  • Communications and Telecommunications Law
  • Cooperation
  • Copyright
  • First Amendment
  • Internet Law and Policy
  • Public Sphere

Mr. Roger Bertling

  • Consumer Law
  • Predatory Lending
  • International Lending
  • Consumer Finance

Clinical Professor Robert C. Bordone

  • ADR
  • Dispute Systems Design
  • Negotiation

Mr. Michael Boudin

  • Antitrust

Professor Scott Brewer

  • Contracts
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law
  • Legal Pedagogy

Ms. Jessica Budnitz

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Mr. Peter Carfagna (Fall and Winter only)

  • Sports Law

Ms. Jeanne Charn

  • Affordable Housing
  • Community Lawyering and Lawyers
  • Consumer Credit and Related Needs
  • Delivery of Legal Services
  • Housing Markets and Housing Finance
  • Legal Profession

Mr. Steve Churchill

  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Lawyering Skills

Professor Robert Clark

  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Topics related to the Reading Group on Law, Markets and Religions

Professor John C. Coates

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporations 
  • Legal Profession
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Professor I. Glenn Cohen

  • Bioethics
  • Civil Procedure
  • Family Law Issues Related to Reproductive Technology
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Law

Professor Alan Dershowitz 

  • Civil Liberties
  • Criminal Law
  • Jewish Law

Professor Christine Desan

  • Constitutional and Legal History
  • Legal Theory
  • Monetary Law
  • Political Economy

Professor Einer Elhauge

  • Antitrust Law
  • Contracts
  • Health  Law and Policy
  • Legislation

Professor Richard Fallon

  • Constitutional Law 
  • Federal Courts
  • Law and Philosophy

Clinical Professor Susan Farbstein

  • Alien Tort Statute Litigation
  • Human Rights in Southern Africa
  • Transitional Justice

Professor Noah Feldman

  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law

Professor Allen Ferrell

  • Financial Institutions Regulation
  • Securities Regulation

Professor Martha Field

  • Constitutional Law
  • Disability
  • Family Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Health Law
  • Reproductive Rights

Professor William Fisher III

  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Professor Jody Freeman

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resource Law
  • Regulation

Professor Charles Fried

  • Constitutional Law
  • Expert Evidence
  • Legal and Moral Philosophy

Professor Jesse Fried 

  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Venture Capital

Professor Gerald E. Frug

  • Local Government Law

Professor Jacob Gersen

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law and Politics

Professor of Practice Nancy Gertner

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Evidence
  • Forensic Science and the Law

Clinical Professor Tyler Giannini 

  • Business and Human Rights
  • Human Rights and the Environment

Professor Mary Ann Glendon

  • Foundations of Western Legal Thought
  • Legal Biographies
  • Religious Freedom

Professor John Goldberg

  • Common Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Private Law
  • Tort Law and Theory

Professor Jack Goldsmith

  • Foreign Relations Law
  • International Law
  • National Security Law

Professor Annette Gordon-Reed

  • American Legal History

Clinical Professor Robert Greenwald

  • Health, HIV and LGBT Law and Policy

Assistant Clinical Professor Michael Gregory

  • Children's Rights
  • Disability Advocacy
  • Disability Rights
  • Law and Systemic Change

Professor Jim Greiner

  • Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Election Law
  • Empirical Law and Policy
  • Empirical Legal Studies

Clinical Professor David Grossman

  • Delivery of Legal Services
  • Housing Law and Policy
  • Poverty

Professor Lani Guinier

  • Law and Social Change
  • Law and Social Movements
  • Law and the Political Process

Professor Janet Halley

  • Comparative Family Law and Family Law in Globalization
  • Law and the Humanities
  • Legal Regulation of Sexuality in National and International Law
  • Trafficking and Labor Migration

Professor Daniel Halperin

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Retirement Income Policy
  • Social Security
  • Tax Policy

Professor Jon Hanson

  • Critical Corporate Theory
  • Inequality
  • Law and Mind Sciences

Professor Bruce Hay

  • Civil and Criminal Procedure
  • Ethics
  • Insurance and Torts

Professor Philip B. Heymann

  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Politics of Law and Legal Change
  • Problems of Law Enforcement
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Violence in the US

Mr. Peter Barton Hutt

  • Administrative Law
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Law

Professor Howell Jackson

  • Consumer Protection
  • Federal Budget and Fiscal Policy
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Social Security and Entitlement Reform

Professor Vicki Jackson

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Gender Equality
  • U.S. Constitutional Law

Professor Louis Kaplow

  • Antitrust
  • Law and Economics
  • Tax Policy

Professor Andrew L. Kaufman

  • Commercial Law - Secured Transactions
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Profession
  • Legal Profession

Professor David Kennedy

  • International Law
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Legal Theory

Professor Duncan Kennedy

  • Comparative Law
  • Housing Law
  • Law and Development
  • Legal History
  • Private Law

Professor Randall L. Kennedy

  • Contracts
  • Issues Involving Freedom of Expression
  • Race Relations Law

Professor Michael Klarman

  • Constitutional History
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal History

Professor Reinier H. Kraakman

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law

Professor Adriaan Lanni

  • Ancient Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Justice

Professor Richard Lazarus

  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Environmental History
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Regulatory Takings
  • U.S. Supreme Court Advocacy and Decision Making

Professor Ken Mack

  • American Legal History
  • American Constitutional History
  • Property
  • Race and the Law

Professor Bruce H. Mann

  • American Legal History
  • Trusts and Estates

Professor John Manning

  • Administrative Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Separation of Powers
  • Statutory Interpretation

Professor Daniel Meltzer

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • Federalism
  • Separation of Powers

Dean Martha Minow

  • Civil Procedure
  • Equality
  • First Amendment
  • Human Rights
  • Law and Education
  • Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations

Professor Robert Mnookin

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation

Professor of Practice Ashish Nanda

  • Entrepreneurship in Legal and Professional Services
  • The Legal Service Industry in India
  • Recruitment, Development and Retention of Professionals in Law and Professional Service Organizations
  • Strategy, Organization and Management of Law and Professional Service Organizations

Professor Charles Nesson

  • Digital Technology
  • Evidence

Professor Gerald L. Neuman

  • Human Rights, focused on Civil and Political Rights
  • Transactional Aspects of Constitutional Law

Professor Charles Ogletree

  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • Race and Criminal Justice

Professor Richard D. Parker

  • Constitutional Law and Theory
  • Law and Literature

Clinical Professor Brian Price

  • Community Economic Development
  • Entertainment Law
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Small Business and Micro-Enterprise Development

Professor Todd D. Rakoff

  • Administrative Law
  • Contracts
  • Theories of Justice

Professor J. Mark Ramseyer

  • Japanese Law

Professor Mark Roe

  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law and Business

Assistant Professor Benjamin Roin

  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Innovation Policy Law
  • Patent Law

Professor David Rosenberg

  • Class Actions
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • Labor Law

Professor William Rubenstein

  • Civil Procedure
  • Complex Litigation

Professor Benjamin Sachs

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Law and Social Change

Professor Lewis D. Sargentich

  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Social Theory

Professor Hal S. Scott 

  • Capital Markets
  • International Finance
  • Payments Systems

Professor Steven M. Shavell

  • Economic Analysis of Law, Contracts, Torts, Property, Criminal Law, Procedure, Welfare Economics and Morality

Professor of Practice Stephen Shay

  • Income Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Tax Policy
  • Taxation and Development

Professor Joseph Singer

  • American Indian Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Property

Professor Robert Sitkoff

  • Charitable Organizations
  • Fiduciary Administration
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Professor Henry Smith

  • Natural Resources
  • Property
  • Remedies

Assistant Professor Holger Spamann

  • Comparative Law
  • Conflict of  Laws
  • Corporations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Law and Economics

Professor Kathryn Spier

  • Analytical Methods
  • Law and Business
  • Law and Economics

Professor Carol Steiker

  • Capital Punishment
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure

Professor Matthew Stephenson

  • Administrative Law
  • Corruption
  • Positive Political Theory

Professor Alan A. Stone

  • Law and Psychiatry

Professor Guhan Subramanian

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Negotiations

Professor Jeannie Suk

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Family Law
  • Law and Sexuality
  • Fashion Law
  • Art Law

Clinical Professor Ron Sullivan

  • Criminal Law
  • Indigent Defense Delivery Systems
  • Legal Ethics
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Race 

Professor Mark Tushnet

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law

Professor Alvin C. Warren

  • Taxation

Professor Lloyd L. Weinreb

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Legal and Political Philosophy

Professor Lucie E. White

  • Child Care Law & Policy
  • Community/Economic Development and Advocacy
  • Comparative Social Welfare Policy
  • Domestic Violence Law and Policy
  • Gender, Work and Welfare
  • Legal Services for Low Income Groups
  • Life History and Qualitative Research of Poverty Issues
  • Social, Economic and Gender Related Human Rights

Professor David B. Wilkins

  • Legal Profession

Assistant Professor Mark Wu

  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Trade

Professor Jonathan Zittrain

  • Internet Law and Policy
  • National Security Law
  • Torts
Last modified: August 18, 2013

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