Many JD applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a law school, but the educational experience you’ll have is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor at a top law school. Today, we focus on Margaret H. Lemos from Duke Law School.
Margaret H. (Maggie) Lemos is a recent addition to the Duke Law faculty, becoming a professor at the North Carolina school only in July 2011. A scholar of constitutional law, federal courts and civil procedure, Lemos focuses on the institutions of law and their effects on substantive rights. A 2001 graduate of New York University’s School of Law, Lemos previously taught at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York and clerked twice, including for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Perhaps most importantly for prospective Duke Law students, Lemos is an outstanding teacher—her Cardozo students voted her “best first-year teacher” in both 2010 and 2011.