Lecturer on Law
Fall Term 2020 and Winter Term 2021
Meredith Boak is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and the Senior Vice President of Development at Teach For America. In this role she oversees the revenue strategy for the organization and manages governance for the National Board of Directors. She has been a Lecturer on Law at HLS since 2013, teaching the Problem Solving Workshop, Pathways to Leadership, and Fundamentals of Leadership. She is also a TA for School Law at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Previously, Meredith clerked for the Honorable Patti B. Saris in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts and has worked in the General Counsel’s office of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Education Law Center in Philadelphia. Meredith earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and received the Frank S. Righeimer, Jr. Prize for Exceptional Student Citizenship. During her time in law school, she served as the President of the Board of Student Advisors. She was also awarded a Derek Bok Award for Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University. She received her M.S. in Secondary English Education from Pace University, and a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from Columbia University. Meredith serves on the Board of Directors for Brooke Charter Schools, and she lives in Dorchester with her husband and two children.