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Michael J. Klarman

professor, law, Harvard

Michael J. Klarman is a Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. An expert on constitutional law and constitutional history with a particular focus on race, he was formerly James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law as well as the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Research Professor and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Klarman is the author of *Brown v. Board and the Civil Rights Movement* (Oxford University Press, 2007), *Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American History* (Oxford University Press, 2007), and *From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality* (Oxford University Press, 2004), which received the Bancroft Prize in History. Klarman’s articles have appeared in leading law journals including *The Michigan Law Review*, *The Yale Law Journal*, *The Virginia Law Review*, and *The Supreme Court Review*. He also comments frequently in such publications as the *New York Times*, the *Boston Globe*, *USA Today*, and *Time*. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2009. Image courtesy of Martha Stewart.