Frederick M. Lawrence

Visiting Professor of Law (fall term) and Senior Research Scholar in Law (spring term)


Frederick M. Lawrence is a Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Lawrence is a leading expert on civil rights, free expression, and bias crimes. 

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Frederick M. Lawrence is a Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Lawrence is a leading expert on civil rights, free expression, and bias crimes. He was president of Brandeis University from 2011 to 2015, dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School from 2005–2010, and was a professor of law at Boston University School of Law from 1988–2005. In legal practice, he was Of Counsel for Dwyer & Collora, LLP, from 2002 to 2005 and Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Civil Rights Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York in the 1980s. He is the author of Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law, has lectured internationally, and has testified before Congress in support of federal bias crimes legislation. Lawrence holds degrees from Williams College and Yale Law School.