Lanni, Stephenson gain tenure; Gregory appointed assistant clinical professor of law
Adriaan Lanni and Matthew Stephenson ’03 have been promoted to tenured professors of law at Harvard Law School, and Lecturer on Law Michael Gregory ’04 has been appointed as an assistant clinical professor of law.
The promotions were approved by vote of the HLS faculty.
“I couldn’t be more delighted to announce these outstanding appointments,” said Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow. “Adriaan Lanni is one of the world’s leading experts on the ancient legal systems of classical Greece and Rome, which she researches with fresh insights informed by contemporary legal theories, and she is a treasured teacher who brings her deep knowledge of ancient systems and of relationships between law and society to her criminal law with vigor and imagination.
“Matthew Stephenson’s interdisciplinary scholarship has blended law and political science to shed new light on important questions of administrative procedure, separation of powers and our judicial institutions.
“And Mike Gregory has been instrumental in building a unique clinic here focusing on the needs of children traumatized by violence and abuse, with an eye to how schools, courts, legislatures and communities can help meet their unique needs. All three of these experts are also first-rate teachers, as our students well know, and superb colleagues who build communities within the school. We are wonderfully fortunate to have them on our faculty.”
The promotions and the newest appointment follow other recent faculty appointments. Professors Henry E. Smith and Lawrence Lessig were appointed last year. Professors Jesse Fried ’92 and David Kennedy ’80 joined the faculty this fall.
Professor of Law
A visiting professor at Stanford Law School this semester, Lanni joined the HLS faculty as an assistant professor of law in 2005. An expert in ancient law and criminal law, she is the author of “Law and Justice in the Courts of Classical Athens,” and a forthcoming book, “Law and Order in Ancient Athens.” She holds a B.A. in classical civilization from Yale, an M.Phil. in classics from Cambridge University, a J.D. from Yale and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.
Matthew Stephenson ’03
Professor of Law
Stephenson joined the HLS faculty in 2005 and teaches administrative law, legislation and environmental law. His research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the areas of administrative procedure, judicial institutions and separation of powers. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles appearing in leading legal and political science journals. He has clerked for Judge Stephen Williams ’61 on the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Anthony Kennedy ’61 on the Supreme Court. Stephenson holds an A.B. in East Asian studies, a J.D. and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard.
Michael Gregory ’04
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Gregory teaches in HLS’s Education Law Clinic, which is part of the innovative Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative. TLPI is a partnership between HLS and Massachusetts Advocates for Children. TLPI’s mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to violence succeed in school. In addition to his J.D., Gregory holds an M.A. in teaching and an A.B. from Brown University. He taught at Brown’s Alpert Medical School and was the recipient of a Skadden Fellowship in 2004. He is currently conducting research on special education funding and the role of law in education reform.Top of page