David Durham has been active in the organization, availability, and preservation of the Law School's archival materials and rare books since October 2000. Receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in history from the University of Alabama, his writing and research interests include legislative, legal, and diplomatic topics in the United States and Latin America. Durham's book entitled, A Southern Moderate in Radical Times: Henry Washington Hilliard, 1808-1892, explores the role of a political and social moderate in a polarized society and was published by Louisiana State University Press as part of their Southern Biography Series. As part of his responsibilities with the Law School, he serves as co-editor and contributing author to the Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, a series devoted to topics in legal history. In addition to his work at the School of Law, Durham teaches courses in Alabama history, early United States history, and the history of Brazil in the Department of History.