Leah A. Plunkett
Meyer Research Lecturer on Law
Special Director for Online Education
Leah Plunkett's scholarly work focuses on the intersection of creditor-debtor relationships with the criminal justice system, research that has applications to criminal law, creditor-debtor law, and family law. She received her A.B., summa cum laude, in American History and Literature from Harvard College and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she served as a board member of the Legal Aid Bureau. After graduating from law school, Ms. Plunkett clerked for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She then received fellowship support from Equal Justice America and other institutions to establish the Youth Law Project at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which provides civil legal representation to at-risk kids and teenagers. Ms. Plunkett subsequently worked as a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, where she addressed such issues as the economic needs of domestic violence survivors.