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Andrew Lanham

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law


Andrew Lanham
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Andrew Lanham is a legal and cultural historian with a particular focus on constitutional law and history. His research examines how social protest movements have reshaped civil rights and civil liberties law in the United States. He has written about the antislavery movement and the origins of equal protection doctrine, and his current project is a legal history of Black antiwar activism in the twentieth century. This project traces how Black activists creatively merged civil rights and antiwar protest and thereby influenced modern civil rights law, free speech law, and the laws governing the use of military force.

Andrew’s academic work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, the U.C. Irvine Law Review, the Washington Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Law & Society, and Notes & Queries. He is a member of the faculty editorial board for the Michigan Journal of Law & Society, and he also writes frequently about law and legal history for public audiences at The New Republic, Boston Review, and other outlets.

Andrew received a B.A. from Haverford College, then earned his M.St. and M.Litt. in English & American Studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, and he holds M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in English from Yale University. He clerked for the Hon. Cheryl Ann Krause on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and he is currently completing his Ph.D. at Yale.


  • B.A. English Haverford College, 2010
  • M.St. English & American Studies University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 2012
  • J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 2020
  • M.A. English Yale University, 2017
  • M.Phil. English Yale University, 2017
  • M.Litt. English University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 2015

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