Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Climenko Fellowship to Farbman

We are always delighted when a legal historian lands one of Harvard Law School's prestigious Climenko Fellowships. We have learned that Dan Farbman will be part of the 2014-15 cohort of fellows. Farbman is a Ph.D. Candidate in the American Studies Program at Harvard University, where he also earned his J.D. Cribbing now from his Department bio:
Dan Farbman works at the intersection between legal and literary history in the 19th century. He is particularly interested in overlapping legal and literary strategies employed by lawyers who were engaged in anti-slavery and racial justice struggles. He received his B.A. in English and Theater & Dance from Amherst College in 2001, spent a few years trying and failing to be an actor in New York, and then returned to school to get a J.D. from Harvard in 2007. Before returning to graduate study, he clerked for a judge in Los Angeles and practiced as a civil rights lawyer in Washington D.C. working on issues of racial justice in public education.
His dissertation is titled "Novel Arguments: 19th Century Revolutionary Lawyers, the Limitations of Legal Discourse, and the Turn to Fiction."

Congratulations to Dan Farbman!