Board Member

Frederick M. Lawrence

Frederick Lawrence

Secretary and CEO, Phi Beta Kappa Society

Frederick Lawrence is the secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s first and most prestigious honor society. Lawrence is a distinguished lecturer at the Georgetown Law Center and has previously served as president of Brandeis University, dean of the George Washington University Law School, and visiting professor and senior research scholar at Yale Law School. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2018 and the American Law Institute in 1999. An accomplished scholar, teacher, and attorney, Lawrence is one of the nation’s leading experts on civil rights, free expression, and bias crimes. Lawrence has published widely and lectured internationally. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1977 from Williams College magna cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a law degree in 1980 from Yale Law School.