Courtney Lanz

Legal Research & Writing Faculty


B.A., Spanish and Education, Viterbo University
Ph.D., Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., University of Wisconsin


Courtney Lanz is a Pro Se Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.  She previously worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Unit at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, representing the state primarily in felony appeals before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

She also clerked for the Honorable Terrence G. Berg of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2014 to 2016 and for the Honorable Richard A. Griffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 2016 to 2018. 

Ms. Lanz received her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Education from Viterbo University and a doctorate in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she taught undergraduate Spanish language and literature courses for nine years.  While earning her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, she served as a symposium editor of the Wisconsin Law Review.  She is admitted to practice in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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