Larisa G. Bowman

Adjunct Faculty Member

Professor Larisa G. Bowman earned her BA from Brown University in 2003 and then her JD from Stanford Law School in 2009. Upon graduation, she worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ralph D. Grants of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts and the Honorable William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts.

Professor Bowman then held several positions in California, Massachusetts, and New York as a housing attorney focused on eviction defense for low-income tenants. She has supervised second- and third-year students at the Stanford Community Law Clinic and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in their housing practice areas. Professor Bowman began teaching as a Visiting Associate Professor at Iowa Law in the Fall semester of 2020.

Her most recent publication includes Larisa G. Bowman, Esme Caramello & Nicole Summers, Remembering Chief Justice Gants as a Champion for Housing Justice, 62 B.C.L. Rev. 2840 (2021).

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Research and Teaching:

  • Housing Law
  • Eviction Defense
  • Experiential Learning
  • Poverty Law
  • Public Interest Lawyering

Awards and Honors: 

  • Skadden Fellowship, 2011-13
  • Deborah L. Rhode Public Interest Award, 2009
  • Lisa M. Schnitzer Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service, 2007


  • Iowa Bar
  • New York Bar
  • California Bar (inactive)
  • Massachusetts Bar (inactive)
Headshot of Larisa Bowman, Visiting Associate Professor of Law
BA, Brown University, 2003
JD, Stanford Law School, 2009