Previous Fellows

LAPA has hosted fellows since the 2000-2001 academic year. LAPA alumni come from many countries, many disciplines and many levels of seniority. All have shared a common commitment to the study of law and legal institutions. For more on our LAPA alumni, see the listing of fellows by cohort below. Each former LAPA fellow has her/his own "people page" on the site, reachable by link from the person's name in the cohort listings or from the People Archive.


fellows 2008-2009 Back row: Jennifer Bolton, Christopher Beauchamp, Noah Zatz, Ingolf Pernice, Mark Brandon, Malcolm Feeley, George Bustin; Front row: Thomas Poole, Kim Scheppele, Christina Murray, Leslie Gerwin, Judi Rivkin

Christopher Beauchamp , Former LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009
Mark Brandon , Former LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009
Malcolm Feeley , Former LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009, LAPA/Crane Fellow
Christina Murray , Former LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009
Ingolf Pernice , Former LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009
Noah Zatz , Former LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009

Christopher Beauchamp

While at LAPA
Christopher Beauchamp has been named the 2008-2009 Microsoft Fellow. He is a historian of law, business, and technology, with a focus on the areas of intellectual property and regulation. He joins Princeton from New York University School of Law, where he is currently a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History. His doctoral dissertation, entitled "The Telephone Patents," used the history of Alexander Graham Bell’s patents to reconstruct the legal and economic contexts of intellectual property in nineteenth-century Britain and America. The dissertation received the Cromwell Dissertation Prize of the American Society for Legal History and was a finalist for the Coleman Prize of the Association of Business Historians and the Krooss Prize of the Business History Conference. Beauchamp received his B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University. At LAPA, he will be working on a book about patent law and litigation during the "second industrial revolution" of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a period that prefigured many of the issues vexing patent law and policy today.


Mark Brandon

While at LAPA
Mark Brandon is Professor of Law and Political Science at Vanderbilt University, where he is also Director of the Law School's Program in Constitutional Law and Theory. His scholarship focuses on problems of constitutionalism. He is the author of a book, Free in the World (Princeton University Press), on American slavery and constitutional failure. He has also written on secession, federalism, limits to the amending power, and war in the American constitutional order. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, M.A. from University of Michigan, and J.D. from University of Alabama. His current scholarship investigates relations among family, law, and constitutional order in the United States. The project studies the ways in which family might participate in creating, maintaining, and changing a constitutional order, how the order might try to shape or use family, and how effective law can be in achieving either goal. At LAPA Brandon will be writing a book on the constitutional status of family based upon this research.

Malcolm Feeley

While at LAPA
Malcolm M. Feeley has been named the 2008-2009 Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow. He holds the Clare Sanders Clements Dean’s Chair in Law (Boalt Hall) at UC Berkeley. Since 1984, he has been associated with the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program in the School of Law at UC Berkeley. From 2005-2007 Feeley was the President of the Law & Society Association, and he currently serves as co-editor, with Jonathan Simon, of the journal, Punishment & Society. The author or editor of numerous books and articles on the judicial process and the criminal justice system, his 1979 book The Process is the Punishment received the ABA's Silver Gavel Award for best book in law. His most recent books are (with Edward Rubin) Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State (Cambridge); (with Terry Halliday and Lucien Karpik) Fighting for Political Freedom: Comparative Studies of the Legal Complex and Political Liberalism (Hart); and (with Ed Rubin) Federalism: Political Identity and Tragic Choice (Michigan).


Feeley has taught at NYU, Yale, where he was a Russell Sage Post Doctoral Fellow in Law and the Behavioral Sciences, and Wisconsin, and has been a fellow in the Guggenheim Criminal Justice Program. He has also held several visiting positions abroad, including in Jerusalem, Cologne, Milan, Bologna, and Kobe. Feeley received his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1969 from the University of Minnesota. He is currently involved in a trio of historically oriented studies on the criminal process. The first of them, a comparative historical study of women accused of crime in the eighteenth century, is near completion. The others explore the importance of privatization in the development of the prison, and the origins and antecedents of plea bargaining. He plans to work on these projects during his tenure at LAPA.

Christina Murray

While at LAPA
Christina Murray is Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Cape Town. She is currently a Member of the Kenyan Constitutional Review Committee of Experts. Between 1994 and 1996 she served on a panel of seven experts advising the South African Constitutional Assembly in drafting South Africa’s ‘final’ Constitution. Since then most of her work has focused on constitution making, constitutional design and the implementation of new constitutions. In South Africa most of this work has been with the national treasury (implementing the fiscal elements of the new decentralized system of government) and with the national Parliament and nine provincial legislatures. She has also advised other nation’s constitutional development processes, including Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Southern Sudan and Bolivia. Among her most recent published work is a book, edited with Michelle O’Sullivan, Advancing Women’s Rights: the first decade of democracy (2005) and papers on traditional leadership, federalism and international relations in South Africa, the executive under South Africa’s constitution, and ethnicity in South Africa’s constitutional design. At Princeton, Murray will be writing a book on constitution making processes from a comparative constitutional law perspective.

Noah Zatz

While at LAPA
Noah Zatz is Acting Professor of Law at the UCLA Law School and comes to LAPA after a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. His main scholarly interests are in employment and labor law, welfare and poverty law, work/family policy, and feminist legal theory. Zatz’s research primarily explores how and why the law distinguishes work from other activities and differentiates market and nonmarket modes of organizing labor. His publications in this area have analyzed what qualifies as work under welfare work requirements, the application of labor and employment law to prison labor and other paid work that is organized outside traditional labor markets, and feminist perspectives on prostitution as sex work. Before entering law teaching, Zatz was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to support his public interest work at the National Employment Law Project in New York City.

Zatz received his A.B. summa cum laude from Cornell University in 1994, his M.A. from Cornell University in 1996, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999. He clerked for Judge Kimba M. Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and then for Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While at LAPA, Zatz will investigate how contemporary antipoverty policy’s roots in a family wage model of the household economy have rendered child-care invisible both as a component of household need and as a form of valuable work, and he will develop new approaches to means-testing and work requirements that are responsive to this critique.