Professor, Harvard Law School
Daphna Renan is an immigrant from Israel
Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University
DAPHNA RENAN is a professor at Harvard Law School. Previously, she was the Alexander fellow at New York University School of Law.
Daphna was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and immigrated with her parents to Los Angeles, California.
Daphna received her BA in East Asian studies from Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude with election to Phi Beta Kappa. She completed a master's in international and comparative legal studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London then graduated from Yale Law School in 2004.
Daphna has twice been to China and, in college, received fellowships and a prize for her scholarship in the field. She was an articles editor on the Yale Law Journal.
After completing clerkships with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Harry T. Edwards, Daphna most recently served in the U.S. Department of Justice, as a counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and then as an attorney advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel.