Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Executive Director & Program Fellow
Sanjay Jolly is an attorney, organizer, and scholar who studies the political economy of global information networks. He was previously the C. Edwin Baker Fellow at the media reform organization Free Press.
Fellows and Staff
Tiran Rahimian Bajgiran
Tiran Rahimian Bajgiran is an attorney and doctoral candidate who researches the political economy of worker power in data governance. He was previously a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada and at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and holds joint JD/BCL degrees from McGill University.
Ayelet Carmeli is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the comparative political economy of savings and investment policies in the context of the financialization of welfare states.
Samantha Chaudhry-Muffuletto is a Faculty Assistant at Harvard Law School, where she holds a wide range of administrative responsibilities. She has an extensive background in cultural and visual anthropology.
Pierre-Christian Fink studies rulemaking and rule evasion in the postwar U.S. money market. He is a Visiting Scholar at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.
Chika O. Okafor
Chika Okafor is the inaugural Fellow in Law and Political Economy at Harvard Law School, where he is also a Lecturer on Law. As an economist and a lawyer with diverse policy experience, he uses the tools of economics, law, and public policy to explore foundational matters of justice.
Matthias Petel is an SJD Candidate at Harvard Law School. His work focuses on the history of capitalism, institutional political economy, and social justice in the context of climate change.
Arman Smigielski is a third year JD student at Harvard Law School. Before law school, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia and worked on political campaigns. His research focuses on how corporate structures and legal rules can create social harms.
Morgan Sperry is a student at Harvard Law School (JD ’24) who studies how the law inhibits justice, particularly in the areas of labor law and state and federal constitutional law. Her current project examines how state courts might enshrine the right to abortion after Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Sharon Block is a Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard, she served as the senior official delegated the duties of the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in President Joe Biden’s White House.
Nikolas Bowie is an assistant professor of law at Harvard Law School. He is a historian who teaches courses in federal constitutional law, state constitutional law, and local government law. His research focuses on critical legal histories of democracy in the United States.
Guy-Uriel E. Charles
Guy-Uriel Charles teaches and writes about election law, race and law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. He is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics.
Andrew Manuel Crespo
Andrew Manuel Crespo is the Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches criminal law and procedure and serves as the Executive Faculty Director of the Institute to End Mass Incarceration.
Christine A. Desan
Christine Desan teaches about the international monetary system, the constitutional law of money, constitutional history, political economy, and legal theory. She is the co-founder of Harvard’s Program on the Study of Capitalism.
Ryan D. Doerfler
Ryan Doerfler is a Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. His research focuses on the role of the judiciary within a democratic system.
Michael J. Klarman
Michael Klarman is the Charles Warren Professor of Legal History at Harvard Law School, where he joined the faculty in 2008.
Kenneth W. Mack
Kenneth W. Mack is the inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also the co-faculty leader of the Harvard Law School Program on Law and History.
Alexandra Natapoff is an award-winning legal scholar and criminal justice expert. She writes about criminal courts, public defense, plea bargaining, wrongful convictions, and race and inequality in the criminal system.
Daphna Renan is the Peter B. Munroe and Mary J. Munroe Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Her work focuses on the U.S. presidency and the design of American democracy from the perspective of administrative and structural constitutional law.
Benjamin I. Sachs
Benjamin Sachs is the Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry at Harvard Law School and a leading expert in the field of labor law and labor relations.
Laura Weinrib is the Fred N. Fishman Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School and Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.