Andrew Lanham

Beach Interdisciplinary Fellow in Law
Biography

Andrew Lanham is a Beach Interdisciplinary Fellow in Law. His research focuses on civil rights law, legal history, and social protest movements in the twentieth-century United States. In particular, his writing examines how grassroots social movements have reshaped constitutional and statutory rights protections and how distinct social movements, focused on disparate issues, have collaborated with each other to change the law.

Andrew holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School; a master’s degree in English and American Studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a master’s degree in English from Yale University, where he is also ABD. After law school, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

His academic work has appeared in the Michigan Law Review and Notes & Queries, and he is a member of the faculty editorial board for the Michigan Journal of Law and Society. He also writes frequently for The New RepublicBoston Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Research areas
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law and Literature
  • Legal History
  • Supreme Court
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BA, Haverford College, 2010, M.St., University of Oxford, 2012, M.Litt, University of Oxford, 2015, MA, Yale University, 2017, JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2020