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Matthew C. Stephenson

Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law

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Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches administrative law, legislation and regulation, anti-corruption law, and political economy of public law. His research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the areas of administrative procedure, anti-corruption, judicial institutions, and separation of powers. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Professor Stephenson clerked for Senior Judge Stephen Williams on the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. He received his J.D. and Ph.D. (political science) from Harvard in 2003, and his B.A. from Harvard College in 1997.

Academic Appointment and Employment History

  • Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (2005 - 2010)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (2010 - Present)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


  • Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2003 - 2004
  • Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 2004 - 2005

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