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Since 2005, Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellows have gone on to amazing careers in the legal academy. Among the alumni and alumnae of the program are tenured professors at the top law schools in the United States. The following table provides detailed information about the current work of former fellows.

2019-20 Berger-Howe Fellow

Lael Weinberger

Lael Weinberger is the Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellow for 2019-2020. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, where he studies American legal history. Lael earned a JD with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School and clerked for Judge Frank Easterbrook on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and for Chief Justice Daniel Eismann on the Idaho Supreme Court. Lael is currently writing a dissertation on American lawyers’ ideas about international law, world order, and human rights in the first half of the twentieth century. His research interests include constitutional law, international law, civil procedure, law and religion, and the legal profession.

Berger-Howe Fellow Fellowship Year(s) Current Position
William P. Sullivan 2018-2019 Drinan Research Fellow
Boston College Law School
Marie-Amelie George 2017-2018 Assistant Professor of Law
Wake Forest School of Law
Nikolas Bowie 2016-2017 Assistant Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Adam Lebovitz 2015-2016 WYNG Research Fellow in Political Theory and Philosophy
University of Cambridge
Maeve Glass 2014-2015 Associate Professor of Law
Columbia Law School
Sara Mayeux 2013-2014 Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Professor of History
Vanderbilt Law School
Peter C. Pihos 2012-2013 Assistant Professor of History
Western Washington University
Sam Erman 2011-2012 Professor of Law
USC Gould School of Law
Jedidiah Kroncke 2010-2011 Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Deborah Dinner 2009-2010 Associate Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law
Kara Swanson 2008-2009 Professor of Law
Northeastern University School of Law
Cynthia Nicoletti 2007-2008 Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
R. Owen Williams 2007-2008 President
Associated Colleges of the South
Diana I. Williams 2006-2007
Daniel I. Sharfstein 2005-2006 Professor of Law and Professor of History
Vanderbilt Law School

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