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 2005-2006 Back row: Fred Aman, Tamir Moustafa, Anthony Sebok, Liz Magill, Cindy Schoeneck; Front row: Nancy Maveety, Kim Scheppele, Myriam Gilles, Kathy Applegate, Richard Briffault

Richard Briffault , Former Fellow, 2005-2006
Myriam Gilles , Former Fellow, 2005-2006
Elizabeth Magill , Former Fellow, 2005-2006
Tamir Moustafa , Former Fellow, 2005-2006
Anthony J. Sebok ,

Richard Briffault

While at LAPA
Richard Briffault is Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia Law School. His primary areas of teaching, research and writing are state and local government law and the law of the political process. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of a casebook, State and Local Government Law; author of Balancing Acts: The Reality Behind State Balanced Budget Requirements; and author of Dollars and Democracy: A Blueprint for Campaign Finance Reform, the report of the Commission on Campaign Finance Reform of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also the author of numerous law review articles on local government law, state-local relations, campaign finance reform, and voting rights. While at Princeton, he will work on a book on campaign finance regulation.

Life after LAPA

I continue to focus on state and local government, and law and politics issues. That book on campaign finance regulation is finally in the writing stage.

Myriam Gilles

While at LAPA
Myriam Gilles is a Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. She received an A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Her areas of interest include tort and litigation reform; class action practice; and civil rights and structural reform litigation. Her articles have appeared in the Columbia Law Journal, the California Law Review, and other scholarly journals. In 2004, she was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School. While at Princeton, she will explore the concept of entrepreneurial litigation in contemporary American legal practice by considering the ways in which entrepreneurism influences substantive legal doctrine and procedure, effects the way lawyers are perceived by the public, provides a target for litigation reformers, and blurs the traditional lines between plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel.

Elizabeth Magill

While at LAPA
Elizabeth Magill is the John V. Ray Research Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. She earned a B.A. in history at Yale University in 1988 and a J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995. Before entering law school, she worked for four years as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Kent Conrad. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and then for The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. She joined the Virginia faculty in 1997. Her research interests are in constitutional law and administrative law. Her scholarship in constitutional law is about separation of powers theory and law and her scholarship in administrative law is focused on agency behavior and judicial controls on that behavior. Her work has been published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review. Her most recent article, "The Revolution that Wasn't," is about the Rehnquist Court's separation of powers jurisprudence and will soon be published in the Northwestern University Law Review. While at Princeton, she will start a book project on the environmental, health and safety, and consumers' rights regulatory revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and its implications for public law. At Princeton, she will be the Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs.

Anthony J. Sebok

While at LAPA
Anthony J. Sebok is Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. He teaches Torts, Jurisprudence, Comparative Products Liability and Remedies. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University, an M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. He is the author of Legal Positivism in American Jurisprudence (1998) and coauthored Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress (2004) with John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky. His articles on jurisprudence and torts have appeared in various journals, including the Michigan Law Review, the Southern California Law Review and the Vanderbilt Law Review. In 2004 he co-edited a symposium for the Boston University Law Review on the jurisprudence of slavery reparations. He was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy of Berlin in 1999 and the DAAD Visiting Professor of Law at the Freie Universit