Robin A. Lenhardt

Fordham Law Professor Robin Lenhardt

Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-7608
Office: Room 7-110

Research and Teaching Areas

Race; Family; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law & Theory


  • Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University Law School (2004-present)
  • Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, (2002-2004)
  • Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School (Winter, 2004)
  • Counsel, Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering (2001-2002; 2000-01 (associate))
  • Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel,U.S. Department of Justice (1998-2000)
  • Staff Attorney and Skadden Fellow, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (1997-1998)
  • Law Clerk, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court (1996-97)
  • Law Clerk, Judge Hugh H. Bownes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1995-96)
  • Editor, Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review

Professional Affiliations

  • Brown University Corporation, Former Trustee and Chair of Campus Life Committee
  • National Partnership for Women and Families, Former Board Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court Fellows Program Commission, Commissioner
  • New York State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Selected Publications

  • R.A. Lenhardt, Understanding the Mark: Race, Stigma, and Equality in Context, 78 NYU Law Rev. 803 (2004)
  • R.A. Lenhardt, Grave Building: A Tribute to Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and His Evolving Legacy 22 Harvard Blackletter L. J. 153 (2006)
  • Jennifer Gordon and R.A. Lenhardt, Citizenship Talk: Bridging the Gap between Immigration and Race Perspectives, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 2493 (2007)
  • R.A. Lenhardt, The Story of Perez v. Sharp: Forgotten Lessons on Race, Law, and Marriage (forthcoming 2007 in Race Law Stories, Devon Carbado and Rachel Moran, eds.)
  • Sheila Foster and R.A. Lenhardt, The Racial Subject in Legal Theory (forthcoming in 2007 in the Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics, Keith Whittington, ed)
  • R.A. Lenhardt, Rethinking Inequity: Race and Stigma in the Classroom, (forthcoming in 2007 in Economic Justice, Russell Sage Press, Emma Coleman Jordan, ed.)
  • R.A. Lenhardt, Beyond Analogy: Perez v. Sharp, Anti-miscegenation Law, and the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage, ___ Cal. L. Rev. ___ (2008)
  • Jennifer Gordon and R.A. Lenhardt, Rethinking Work and Citizenship, 55 UCLA L. Rev. ___ (2008)


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center, 2004
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1995
  • MPA, Harvard University, JFK School of Government, 1995
  • AB, Brown University, 1989