Genevieve Lakier is an expert in the First Amendment, particularly as it relates to freedom of speech and press, civil rights and liberties, law and anthropology, media law, and criminal procedure. Her research explores the connections between culture and law. She is currently engaged in a long-term project exploring the cultural history of the First Amendment, and another project exploring the changing role of the state in the regulation of sex.
Prof. Lakier was an academy scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International and Area Studies at Harvard University. After law school, she clerked for Judge Leonard B. Sand of the Southern District of New York and Judge Martha C. Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.