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. She is currently engaged in a long-term project to develop an alternative conception of freedom of speech to that dominant under the Roberts Court.
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.