Professor Fleming’s research interests include contract law, commercial law, and American legal history, with a focus on the relationship between law and poverty. The American Society for Legal History has recognized her work with the Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars Award and a William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Fellowship.She has also received the K. Austin Kerr prize and the Herman E. Krooss dissertation prize from the Business History Conference. Fleming received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she served as a board member of the Legal Aid Bureau.After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also practiced as a staff attorney for South Brooklyn Legal Services, representing low-income homeowners facing foreclosure. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Fleming taught at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. Her first book, City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance, explores the history of “fringe lending” and its regulation in the twentieth-century United States. It will be published by Harvard University Press in January 2018.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"Payday lender or loan shark: Is there really a difference?," coverage by Cleveland.com, June 7, 2018, quoting Professor Anne Fleming.
"Where Stormy Daniels is probably wrong — and why it may not matter," coverage in The Washington Post, March 20, 2018, featuring Associate Professor Anne Fleming.
"City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance," an engagement at the Woodrow Wilson Center on March 19, 2018, featuring Professor Anne Fleming.
"Finance on the fringes: Public policy and the big business of small-sum loans.", coverage in This is Hell, January 13, 2018, interviewing Professor Anne Fleming.