Monday, March 3, 2014

Fleming to Georgetown Law

Anne Fleming will be joining the law faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center this summer. A magna cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, Fleming is currently a Climenko Fellow at HLS and completing a Ph.D. in History at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has practiced as a staff attorney for South Brooklyn Legal Services, representing low-income homeowners facing foreclosure. Her dissertation in progress is “City of Debtors: Law, Loan Sharks, and the Shadow Economy of Urban Poverty, 1900-1970,” which traces the history of small-sum lending and consumer credit regulation in New York City from the Progressive Era through the War on Poverty.  She received the Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars Award of the American Society for Legal History for her paper The Borrower's Tale: A History of Poor Debtors in Lochner Era New York City, which she later published in the Law and History Review in 2012.  Forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal is The Rise and Fall of Unconscionability as the "Law of the Poor."