Judith A. Murciano, MA

Associate Director and Director of Fellowships, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising, Harvard Law School
Judith Murciano is the director of fellowships and associate director of the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School, where she received the Dean's Excellence Award. She served as an instructor and Allston Burr Resident Dean at Harvard College, where she has taught in the expository writing program, the English and government departments, and won a Faculty Innovative Grant for designing a new course, and Bok Center Teaching Awards in almost every semester that she taught. She has studied at Princeton, Brandeis, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Cambridge, Oxford, and the Sorbonne Universities thanks to the support of fellowships. While her PhD dissertation work focuses on literary censorship and political philosophy, she has also completed graduate work in medical and biochemical research and Near Eastern studies and semitics. Prior to returning to Harvard, she wrote and testified on more than 2,000 pieces of civil liberties legislation and debated a host of issues related to constitutional law on radio and TV. Murciano has written and edited essays for The New Yorker and The New York Times, as well as human rights articles for the International Herald Tribune and Radio Free Europe.


  • MA Brandeis University