Susannah Barton Tobin
Managing Director, Climenko Fellowship and Asst. Dean for Academic Career Advising
Susannah directs the First-Year Legal Research and Writing Program and teaches a section in the program.
Marco Basile is a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He researches how U.S. law intersects with international and foreign law to regulate transnational conduct and disputes. He has published on the history of international courts, conflicts of law, and human rights litigation in the United States. Among his current projects is The Slaveholding Republic as a “Civilized” Nation: From the Law of Nations to International Law, which explores how U.S. courts, lawyers, and diplomats refashioned international legal doctrines to resist international suppression of the Atlantic slave trade.
Michael Francus studies bankruptcy and organizational law, with a particular focus on how legal entity structures can be designed to better handle government and corporate financial distress. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Pepperdine Law Review, the Stanford Law Review Online, the University of Chicago Law Review Online, and the Michigan Law Review Online.
Owen Gallogly studies the jurisdiction and powers of the federal courts, with a particular focus on issues of structural constitutionalism.
Chris Havasy has research and teaching interests in administrative law, constitutional law, corporate law and governance, legislation and statutory interpretation, and torts. His current projects examine the political legitimacy of the administrative state; the use Enlightenment political thought in constitutional interpretation; the relationship between the concepts of legitimacy in administrative law and corporate governance; theories of power, democracy, and legitimacy in corporate governance; and how to structure interest group lobbying in political institutions. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
Monica Haymond is a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Her scholarship focuses on civil procedure and remedies. In particular, she writes about how the rules of federal litigation shape judicial discretion and party participation. Among her current projects is Intervention and Universal Remedies, which analyzes the breadth of judicial discretion afforded by rules governing third-party intervention in federal suits seeking large-scale negative remedies, like the nationwide injunction.
Andrew Lanham is a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He is a legal and cultural historian, and his research focuses on the history of civil rights law and social protest movements in the twentieth-century United States. In particular, his writing examines how grassroots social movements have worked to reshape constitutional and statutory rights protections over time and how diverse social movement organizations have collaborated with each other to change the law. His current project is an archival history of the collaborations between civil rights and antiwar protest organizations in the United States, stretching from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-
Caitlin Millat’s scholarship focuses on education law and policy, family law, gender and the law, and children and the law, with a particular focus on the ways in which public and private institutions allocate power and entrench social hierarchy. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, and NYU Law Review Online.
Chris Mirasola is a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on using a historical approach to assess emerging issues of national security and international law, particularly as such issues implicate the People’s Republic of China. His current projects critique the law and practice for the use of the Armed Forces to enforce or aid in the enforcement of domestic law and explore the relationship between statehood and sovereignty, as those terms are understood as principles of international law.
Andrea Olson’s scholarship focuses on the application of federalism and separation of powers principles to issues of civil procedure and remedies. She examines assumptions behind structural constitutional rules, and tests whether those assumptions are consistent with judicially constructed procedural and remedial tests. Her current project explores the federalism principles implicated by the requirement that federal courts apply federal rules of equity in diversity cases.
Caley Petrucci’s scholarship focuses on corporate law, with an emphasis on the development of corporate transactions over time and the relationships among shareholders and between shareholders and boards in corporate transactions. Her current research seeks to clarify and improve how corporate law manages the relationships between controlling and minority shareholders, activists and boards, and other corporate players, and to highlight how it often fails to adequately account for negotiation pressures and party incentives. By combining theoretical, doctrinal, and empirical frameworks, Caley’s research informs courts, boards, and transaction planners, and advances normative arguments about how corporate law should be modified in light of her empirical findings. Caley’s scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, and University of Chicago Business Law Review.
Daniel Rauch writes on technology and democracy, information privacy, tort law, and the First Amendment. His current projects explore the state’s constitutional authority (and normative obligation) to regulate speech in the service of democratic government.
Daniel previously worked as a data privacy and cybersecurity practitioner. Before that, he was a senior advisor to the Colorado Attorney General on law, policy, and technology issues, and an appellate litigator at the Colorado Department of Law. Daniel also served as a law clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to then-Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Bill Watson is a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on legal interpretation and legal philosophy, especially statutory interpretation, precedent and analogical reasoning, and the nature of law. He is currently working on projects that address the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent treatment of precedent; the import of legal positivism for debates over legal interpretation; and the independence of textualism in statutory interpretation from originalism in constitutional interpretation.