Positions

Overview

  • Leah A. Plunkett is the Director of Academic Success & Associate Professor of Legal Skills at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. The Academic Success Program engages students in
    "meta-learning": learning about how they learn best so they can excel in law school, on the bar exam, and in law practice.

    She is also a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

    Ms. Plunkett has a longstanding commitment to education. In 2007, she founded the Youth Law Project at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which handles school discipline, special education, and other matters on behalf of vulnerable children and teenagers. From 2011-2013, Ms. Plunkett was a Climenko Fellow & Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

    She has also been a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center and served as a law clerk for the Hon. Catherine C. Blake in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland for the 2006-2007 term.

    Ms. Plunkett’s scholarship explores how laws affect core concerns of people’s daily lives: education, financial stability, and familial relationships. She focuses on access to justice dimensions to these areas, as well as on unpacking the role and impact of new digital technologies.

    Ms. Plunkett holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in American History and Literature from Harvard College, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was training director for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Ms. Plunkett’s current board service commitments include the ACLU of New Hampshire.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2014 Mentor Relationships Play Key Role in Attorney ReadinessNew Hampshire Bar News2014
    2014 Contraceptive SabotageColumbia Journal of Gender and Law.  28:97-143. 2014
    2013 Captive MarketsHastings Law Journal.  65:57-111. 2013
    2012 Consumer Rights Screening Tool for Domestic Violence Advocates and LawyersClearinghouse Review.  45:488-499. 2012
    2011 Small Dollar Loans, Big Problems: How States Protect Consumers From Abuses and How the Federal Government Can HelpSuffolk University law review.  44:31-88. 2011

    Teaching Activities

  • Preliminary Bar Exam Taught course 2018
  • Access to Justice Taught course 2018
  • Preliminary Bar Exam Taught course 2017
  • Access to Justice Taught course 2017
  • Preliminary Bar Exam Taught course 2016
  • Access to Justice Taught course 2016
  • Preliminary Bar Exam Taught course 2015
  • Access to Justice Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • A.B., Harvard University
  • B.A. American History/Econ, Harvard University
  • J.D., Harvard University
  • Full Name

  • Leah Plunkett