Areas of Interest: Race, Civil Rights, Family Law, Constitutional Law
Robin A. Lenhardt is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project. Ms. Lenhardt is an Associate Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law, where she specializes in matters pertaining to race, civil rights, family law, and constitutional law. Prior to accepting her position at Fordham, Professor Lenhardt served as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, a fellow and adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and an adjunct professor at the Howard University School of Law.
Before entering legal academia, Professor Lenhardt held a number of positions in the private and nonprofit sectors. A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Judge Hugh Bownes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Professor Lenhardt was of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where she was a member of the litigation team that defended the University of Michigan in the Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger affirmative action lawsuits. Professor Lenhardt also received a Skadden Foundation Fellowship to work as a staff attorney for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and has been employed as an attorney advisor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Professor Lenhardt is a member of the board of directors for the National Partnership for Women and Families and has served on the Brown University Board of Trustees since 2000. She has chaired the Brown University Corporation’s Campus Life Committee since 2003. (Brooklyn, NY; B.A., Brown University; J.D. & M.P.A., Harvard University; L.L.M., Georgetown University)