Owing to longstanding links between the Corcoran Department of History and the Law School, UVA is one of the nation’s premier centers for legal history. We have a large group, with depth in U.S. law and unusual range covering law’s history around the world. Members of our community study everything from crime in colonial Virginia and slaves’ use of the law to the Civil War and civil rights. We write about the law of piracy in the Mediterranean and legal relations across the Indian Ocean. Some of us explore colonial and post-colonial legal regimes from India to Mexico; others study modern human rights. We also contribute our scholarship to resolving current legal controversies. Our JD/MA program in legal history allows graduate and law students to share their distinct perspectives in their courses and outside of them. Two other activities bring us together. Our Legal History Workshop draws scholars from beyond UVA to discuss their scholarly work with us. More informally, we gather in a Legal History Writing Group to share writing in progress.
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:00-10:50am
Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law, Professor of History
Law WB 389
Office Hours: F 12:00 - 1:30
Julian Bishko Professor of History, Professor of Law
Office Hours: Mon. and Weds., 10:30-12:00; and by appointment
Office Hours: Tues. and Wed. 2-3pm or by appointment
236 Nau Hall
Office Hours: W 10:30-12:00 & by appt.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Nau Hall N233
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 11-1 or by appointment
234 Nau Hall
Office Hours: On leave 2016-17. Please email for appt.
Professor of Law, Professor of History
Law WB 302D
Associate Professor of Law, Associate Professor of History
John B. Minor Professor of Law and Professor of History
Office Hours: N/A