Assistant Professor of Research, Writing, and Advocacy
A.B., Harvard University, 1997
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000
Assistant Professor Elizabeth T. Bangs joined the law faculty in 2009 after four years as Director of First-Year Legal Research and Writing at Harvard Law School, where she also taught disability rights. Previously, Professor Bangs was a lecturer in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.
Professor Bangs graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Women's Law Journal (now the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender). She began her legal career as a judicial clerk, first to the Honorable Richard A. Paez on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then to the Honorable Audrey B. Collins in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Professor Bangs was also a trial attorney in the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
As director of Research, Writing, and Advocacy, Professor Bangs teaches one section of Legal Research and Writing. She is also faculty director of Students for Access to Justice and has taught Civil Procedure and disability rights at the College of Law.