Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Nancy Gertner is a professor at Harvard Law School. From 1994 to 2011, she was a federal district judge in Massachusetts, appointed by President Clinton. She taught for over a decade at Yale Law School and for two decades was a criminal defense lawyer, civil rights, and women’s rights activist. Gertner has taught with American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (and now sits on the advisory board) and Yale Law School’s China Project, among others. Her honors include ABA’s Margaret Brent Award, ABA’s Thurgood Marshall Award, and the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Arabella Babb Mansfield Award. Her writings include her 2011 autobiography, In Defense of Women.