Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1983
D.Phil., Oxford University, 1988
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1980
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1980
Michael Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He was a member of the Law School faculty from 1987-2008.
While at Stanford Law School, Klarman won numerous awards and served as senior articles and symposium editor of the Stanford Law Review; he also is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Klarman clerked for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He then completed his doctoral thesis in legal history as a Marshall Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford. In 2005, Klarman won the Bancroft Prize for "From Jim Crow to Civil Rights" (Oxford University Press, 2004).