Lucie E. White

Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
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Lucie White is Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Executive Committee member of the Harvard Center for African Studies. Her research interests include civil rights and civil liberties, poverty and human rights, environmental rights and policy, and comparative and foreign law in South Africa. After working for two decades on critical lawyering and client voice in the context of US poverty, she joined with Ghanaian partners on an interdisciplinary Right to Health project. In 2006, White initiated a collaboration with African human rights activists and scholars that culminated in Stones of Hope: African Lawyers Use Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty (co-editor, 2011). She co-edited Hard Labor: Poor Women and Work in the Post-Welfare Era (1999), has published in such journals as Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and Maryland Journal of International Law, and contributed numerous book chapters. White has been a Fulbright Senior Africa Scholar, a Carnegie Scholar on Teaching and Learning, a scholar in residence at the Harvard Divinity School, and a Bunting Scholar at Radcliffe College. White holds a BA from Radcliffe University and JD from Harvard University.