Lance Liebman

William S. Beinecke Professor of Law

Office: 729 Jerome Greene Hall
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-5699 
Fax: (212) 854-2707

Assistant Info

Name: Kate Garber
Phone: 212-854-7487
Areas of Expertise
  • Employment law
  • Telecommunications law
  • Comparative U.S.-Japanese social welfare law
  • Property law


  • B.A., Yale, 1962
    M.A., Cambridge, 1964
    J.D., Harvard, 1967

Detailed Biography

President, Harvard Law Review. Law clerk to Justice Byron White, U.S. Supreme Court, 1967-68. Assistant to the mayor, New York City, during the Lindsay administration, working on transportation and community issues, 1968-70. Joined the faculty of Harvard Law School in 1970 and was named full professor in 1976. Trustee, Yale University, 1971-83. Associate dean, Harvard Law School, 1981-84. Visiting Fulbright Professor of Law at Maharajah Sayajirao University, Baroda, India, 1984. Visiting lecturer, Tokyo University. Adviser, Japan Institute of Labor, 1990 and 1997. Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, 1991-96. Visiting professor, Harvard-Fulbright School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1998; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998; Director of the American Law Institute, 1999-2014. Research and teaching interests are in employment law, telecommunications law, comparative U.S.-Japanese social welfare law, and property law.


Publications include Property and Law (with C. M. Haar, 2nd ed., 1985); The Social Responsibilities of Lawyers (with P. B. Heymann, 1988); and Employment Law (with M. A. Rothstein, K. A. Yuracko, 8th ed., 2015).