Professor Lantagne graduated from Boston College summa cum laude with a B.A. in English with a computer science minor and received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the co-executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. After law school, she clerked for a year for Judge Martin L.C. Feldman in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Upon completion of her clerkship, Professor Lantagne practiced law first at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, D.C., and then at Goodwin Procter in Boston, where she practiced intellectual property litigation with a focus on copyright and trademark matters, including a number of trade secret and deceptive advertising cases. Prior to joining the University of Mississippi School of Law faculty, Professor Lantagne was a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola New Orleans College of Law. Professor Lantagne is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.
Professor Lantagne’s research interests include copyright and trademark law, especially in relation to the ways in which layperson understanding of the law has impacted—or failed to impact—the practice of such law. Professor Lantagne has developed a national reputation as a scholar on fan creativity on the Internet, examining fanfiction, fanart, fanvids, and other forms of fan interaction with entertainment media, such as Internet memes.