Stacey Lantagne - Professor of Law


B.A., Boston College
J.D., Harvard Law School


Stacey Lantagne is a Professor of Law who joined the faculty of Western New England University School of Law in the fall of 2022. Her research focuses on the intersection of digital creativity and copyright and trademark law, with a particular focus on fanfiction and internet memes. She is a member of the Legal Committee of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of fanworks.

Prior to joining Western New England, Professor Lantagne taught at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She was previously an intellectual property litigator at Goodwin Procter in Boston and Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, DC, after clerking for Judge Martin Feldman of the Eastern District of Louisiana. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Boston College, with a major in English and a minor in computer science, and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was co-executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

Professor Lantagne has been quoted in news outlets including Law360, The Atlantic, NPR (1A), Slate, Vox, Wired, and The Verge. Her scholarship has appeared in publications including the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, the Nevada Law Journal, the University of Richmond Law Review, the Georgia State University Law Review, and the Michigan Telecommunication and Technology Law Review. She is a frequent presenter and guest speaker, including at pop culture and fan studies conferences and fan conventions.

She is always happy to talk about fanfiction, memes, interior design television shows, or the lyrics of Pete Wentz.

Stacey Lantagne's Google Scholar Profile

Scholarly Works