Mary Dudziak, University of Southern California

University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Mary L. Dudziak is a legal historian whose research focuses on international approaches to legal history. She has written extensively about the impact of foreign affairs on civil rights policy during the Cold War and other topics in 20th-century American legal history. Professor Dudziak teaches Constitutional Law, Procedure, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Politics in Africa, the Constitution in the 20th Century, Law and War in the 20th Century, and a seminar on Law and Social Change in Post-War America. She currently is on leave supported by a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Studies.

Professor Dudziak is the author of Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2000); editor of September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2003); and co-editor (with Leti Volpp) of Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders, a special issue of American Quarterly (September 2005), reissued by Johns Hopkins University Press in March 2006. Her articles on civil rights history and 20th-century constitutional history have appeared in numerous law reviews and other journals. Her current projects include Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey (forthcoming 2008), and How War Made America: A 20th Century History, both under contract with Oxford University Press.

Professor Dudziak received her A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. Prior to joining USC Law in 1998, she was a law clerk for Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a professor of law and history at the University of Iowa. She is a member of the American Quarterly managing board and the Law and Society Association’s board of trustees and program committee. She also serves as a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.

Martin Flaherty, Fordham University Law School

Fordham University Law School
Martin S. Flaherty is the Co-Director of the Crowley Program in International Human Rights at Fordham Law School in New York, as well as the Leitner Family Professor of Law. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, where he was previously a Fellow at the University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs. Flaherty has also recently chaired the Committee on International Human Rights for the New York City Bar Association and is now a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Judge John Gibbons of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Flaherty received his B.A. from Princeton, an M.A. from Yale, and a J.D. from Columbia.

Martin S. Flaherty’s publications focus upon constitutional law, foreign affairs, and international human rights and appear in such journals as the Columbia Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, and the University of Chicago Law Review. With the Crowley Program for Human Rights, he has helped lead fact-finding missions to Turkey, Hong Kong, Mexico, Malaysia, Kenya, and Northern Ireland. Recent publications include: “Executive Power Essentialism and Foreign Affairs” (with Curtis Bradley), Michigan Law Review, and “The Future and Past of U.S. Foreign Affairs Law,” Law & Contemporary Problems.

Risa Goluboff, University of Virginia

University of Virginia
Risa Goluboff joined the University of Virginia faculty in 2002. After earning her J.D. from Yale Law School, Goluboff clerked for the Hon. Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

Goluboff received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard in 1994 and spent the following year teaching at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) as a Fulbright Scholar. While at Yale Law School, Goluboff was Senior Editor for the Yale Law Journal and Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. Goluboff earned her M.A. in History with distinction in 1999 and her Ph.D. in 2003, both from Princeton University.

A legal historian, Goluboff’s research and publications focus on civil rights, labor, and constitutional law in the 20th century. Goluboff won the 2004 Law and Society Association Dissertation Prize for her scholarship on civil rights in the 1940s. Her revised dissertation will be published in May by Harvard University Press. It is titled The Lost Promise of Civil Rights.

Neal Katyal, Georgetown University School of Law

Georgetown University School of Law
Prior to his tenure at Georgetown, Neal Katyal was a law clerk to Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. During 1998-99, Professor Katyal served as National Security Adviser to the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was commissioned by President Clinton in 1999 to co-author a report on ways the legal profession can enhance its pro bono activities and diversify the Bar, served as co-counsel to Vice President Al Gore in the United States Supreme Court case of Bush v. Palm Beach Canvassing Board in 2000, and was Visiting Professor at Yale Law School in 2001-02 and Harvard Law School in 2002. His publications have appeared in Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and Pennsylvania Law Review. His primary academic interests are Constitutional Law (primarily separation of powers, constitutional legitimacy, presidential power, slavery and affirmative action), Criminal Law (particularly cybercrime, conspiracy, architectural solutions to crime and the role of deterrence), and Education Law. Professor Katayal received an A.B. from Dartmouth and a J.D. from Yale.

William Novak, University of Chicago

University of Chicago
Bill Novak joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1991 after receiving his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization Program at Brandeis University. He is also a Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and a founding member of the University’s Human Rights Program and the Law, Letters, and Society Program.

Professor Novak works in the fields of United States legal, political, and intellectual history, with special emphasis on issues of liberalism, state-building, and public law. His first book, The People’s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America (winner of the American Historical Association’s 1997 Littleton-Griswold Prize) used nineteenth-century state court records to document the long history of governmental activism in the United States. Together with co-editors Meg Jacobs and Julian Zelizer, he published a second volume of essays on the return of political history entitled The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History in 2003.

He is currently working on a new monographic project on the origins of modern governance entitled The Creation of the Modern American State. This book argues that between 1877 and 1932 early American traditions of self-government, local citizenship, and common-law regulation were replaced by a new model of law and statecraft. This legal and governmental revolution provided the institutional foundation for the rise of our contemporary administrative regulatory state.

He regularly teaches courses on American Legal History, The History of the State, Law and Social Theory, and Human Rights.