Robin Lenhardt

Robin Lenhardt is a Professor of Law and the Founder and Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Law & Justice at Fordham Law School. Professor Lenhardt specializes in matters pertaining to race, equality, civil rights, family, and citizenship. A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Professor Lenhardt was a member of the litigation team that defended the University of Michigan in the Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger affirmative action lawsuits. Professor Lenhardt received a Skadden Foundation Fellowship to work as a staff attorney for the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and was employed as an attorney advisor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel during the Clinton Administration. She later returned to the DOJ to review civil rights issues as part of President Barack Obama’s transition team. She holds a LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Brown University.