Current Officers, Directors & Committees

The dates in parentheses after each name indicate when the person’s term began.  Members of the Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee, and all standing committees with the exception of the Finance Committee serve for terms of three years.  Members of the Finance Committee serve for terms of five years.

Lists of officers, directors, and committee members for previous years may be found here.

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OFFICERS
President: Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan
President-Elect: Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania <email>
Secretary: Sally Hadden, Western Michigan University <email>
Treasurer: Craig Evan Klafter, American University of Myanmar <email>


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Susanna Blumenthal (2013), University of Minnesota <email>
Jane Dailey (2013), University of Chicago <email>
Cornelia Dayton (2013), University of Connecticut <email>
Malick W. Ghachem (2015*), Massachusetts Institute of Technology <email>
Philip Girard (2015), York University <email>
Michael Grossberg (Immediate Past President) (2015), Indiana University <email>
Jeremy Kessler, (graduate student representative) (2013), Yale University <email>
Alison LaCroix (2014), University of Chicago <email>
Sophia Lee (2015), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Michael Lobban (2013*), London School of Economics <email>
Sara MacDougall (2015), John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center <email>
Ajay Mehrotra (2014), American Bar Foundation and Indiana University <email>
Patricia H. Minter (2014), Western Kentucky University <email>
Polly Price (2014*), Emory University <email>
Gautham Rao (2015), American University <email>
Karl Shoemaker (2014), University of Wisconsin <email>

* Executive Committee Member

COMMITTEES AND POSITIONS

The appointments for 2016 are listed below.

ACLS Delegate 
Constance Backhouse (2015), University of Ottawa <email>

Standing Committee on the Annual Meeting
Craig Joyce (2014), Chair, University of Houston <email>
R. B. Bernstein (2013), City College of New York <email>
Lyndsay Campbell (2013), University of Calgary <email>
Josiah Daniel III (2014), Vinson & Elkins LLP <email>
Elizabeth Katz (2015), Harvard University <email>
Craig Evan Klafter (ex officio) (Treasurer), American University of Myanmar <email>
Polly J. Price (2015), Emory University <email>
Rebecca Scott (ex officio) (President-elect), University of Michigan <email>

Advisory Committee on the Cromwell Prizes
John D. Gordan III (2013), Chair, William Nelson Cromwell Foundation <email>
Andrew Cohen (2013), Syracuse University <email>
Alison LaCroix (2013), University of Chicago <email>
Thomas Mackey (2013), University of Louisville <email>
Catherine MacMillan (2013), Queen Mary College, University of London <email>
Michelle McKinley (2013), University of Oregon <email>
Christina Duffy Ponsa (2014), Columbia University <email>
Reuel Schiller (2015), University of California Hastings <email>
Christopher W. Schmidt (2013), Chicago-Kent College of Law <email>
Daniel Sharfstein (2015), Vanderbilt University <email>
Anders Walker (2014), St. Louis University <email>
John Witt (2015), Yale Law School <email>
Mary Ziegler (2014), Florida State University <email>

Book prize subcommittee
Thomas Mackey, Chair; Andrew Cohen, Christina Duffy Ponsa, Reuel Schiller
Article prize subcommittee
Mary Ziegler, Chair; Michelle McKinley, Daniel Sharfstein, John Witt
Dissertation prize subcommittee
Anders Walker, Chair; Alison LaCroix, Catherine MacMillan, Christopher W. Schmidt

Committee on Documentary Preservation
Michael J. Churgin (2014), Chair, University of Texas <email>
Mary Sarah Bilder (2015), Boston College <email>
Georgia Chadwick (2014), Law Library of Louisiana <email>
Michael Griffith (2013), Santa Clara County Archivist, retired <email>
Peter L. Reich (2013), Whittier College <email>
Keith Ann Stiverson (2014), ITT Chicago-Kent <email>
Michael Widener (2015), Yale University <email>

Finance Committee
Rayman L. Solomon (2014), Chair, Rutgers University, Camden <email>
Constance Backhouse (2012), University of Ottawa (Canada) <email>
Al Brophy (2015), University of North Carolina <email>
Charles Donahue, Jr. (2015), Harvard University <email>
Sarah Barringer Gordon (ex officio) (President-elect), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Michael Grossberg (ex officio) (Immediate Past President), Indiana University <email>
Hendrik Hartog (ex officio) (Chair, Projects and Proposals Committee), Princeton University <email>
Laura Kalman (2012), University of California, Santa Barbara <email>
Craig Evan Klafter (ex officio) (Treasurer), American University of Myanmar <email>
Bruce H. Mann (2015), Harvard University <email>
Nicholas Parrillo (2015), Yale University <email>
Rebecca Scott (ex officio) (President), University of Michigan <email>

Graduate Student Outreach Committee
John Wertheimer (2015), Chair, Davidson College <email>
Ananda Burra (2015), University of Michigan <email>
Brooke Depenbusch (2015), University of Minnesota <email>
Sophia Lee (2015) University of Pennsylvania <email>
Patricia Minter (ex officio) (Chair, Membership Committee), Western Kentucky University <email>

H-Law Moderators 
Charles L. Zelden, Lead Moderator, Nova Southeastern University <email>
Kenneth E. Aldous, Moderator, Independent Scholar <email>
Jerome S. Arkenberg, Moderator, Independent Scholar <email>
R. B. Bernstein, Moderator, New York Law School <email>
Jonathan Lurie, Moderator, Rutgers University, Newark <email>
Carla Spivack, Moderator, Oklahoma City University <email>
Ethan Zadoff, Book Review Editor, City University of New York <email>
John Acevedo, Web Editor, University of Chicago <email>

Honors Committee
Laura Kalman (2013), Chair, University of California, Santa Barbara <email>
Constance Backhouse (2014), University of Ottawa <email>
Michael Grossberg (2015), Indiana University <email>
Bruce H. Mann (2013), Harvard University <email>

Willard Hurst Memorial Fund Committee 
Robert W. Gordon (2014), Chair, Stanford University <email>
Lauren Benton (2012), New York University <email>
Fahad Bishara (2012), Harvard University <email>
Rebecca Mclennan (2012), University of California, Berkeley <email>
Dylan Penningroth (2012), Northwestern University <email>
Mitra Sharafi (2011), University of Wisconsin <email>
Barbara Welke (2013), (ex officio) (Hurst Institute Leader), University of Minnesota <email>

Editors, Law and History Review
Elizabeth Dale, Editor, University of Florida <email>
Felice Batlan, Associate Editor (Book Reviews Americas), IIT Chicago-Kent <email>
Will Hanley, Associate Editor (Book Reviews non-Americas), Florida State University <email>

Local Arrangements Committee (Toronto, 2016)
The Local Arrangements Committee for the Annual Meeting in Toronto is co-chaired by:
Professor Philip Girard, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University <email>, and
Professor Jim Phillips, Faculty of Law and Department of History, University of Toronto <email>.

Committee members are:
Jacqueline Briggs, PhD Student, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto <email>
Professor Angela Fernandez, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto <email>
Professor Shelley Gavigan, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University <email>
Mary Stokes, PhD Student, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University <email>

Membership Committee
Patricia Minter (2014), Chair, Western Kentucky University <email>
Thomas J. Davis (2014), Arizona State University <email>
Aaron Hall (2015), University of California at Berkeley <email>
Tim Huebner (2013), Rhodes College <email>
Kelly Kennington (2013), Auburn University <email>
Craig Evan Klafter (ex officio) (Treasurer), American University of Myanmar <email>
Adam J. Kosto (2013), Columbia University <email>
Tahirih Lee (2013), Florida State University <email>
Michelle McKinley (2015), University of Oregon <email>
Logan E. Sawyer III (2015), University of Georgia <email>
Reuel Schiller (2013), University of California, Hastings <email>

Nominating Committee
Daniel R. Ernst (2013), Chair, Georgetown University <email>
Martha Jones (2014), University of Michigan <email>
Amalia Kessler (2015), Stanford University <email>
Daniel Sharfstein (2013), Vanderbilt University <email>
James Q. Whitman (2015), Yale University <email>

Kathryn T. Preyer Memorial Committee
Serena Mayeri, (2013), Chair, University of Pennsylvania <email>
Sam Erman (2013), University of Southern California <email>
Melissa Hayes (2014), Independent Scholar <email>
Michael Hoeflich (2014), University of Kansas <email>
H. Timothy Lovelace (2014), Indiana University <email>

Program Committee for the Annual Meeting (Toronto, 2016)
Bethany Berger, Co-chair, University of Connecticut <email> Victor Uribe, Co-chair, Florida International University <email>
Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto <email>
Smita Ghosh, University of Pennsylvania <email>
Karl Harter, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History <email>
Taja-Nia Henderson, Rutgers University-Newark <email>
George Karekwaivanane, Cambridge University <email>
Sherally Munshi, Princeton University <email>
Kunal Parker, University of Miami <email>
Edgardo Pérez-Morales, New York University <email>
Arthur Ray, University of British Columbia <email>
Teemu Ruskola, Emory University <email>
Glenn Tiffert, University of Michigan <email>

Projects and Proposals Committee
Hendrik Hartog (2013), Chair, Princeton University <email>
Catherine Evans (2015), Harvard University, <email>
Smita Ghosh (2015), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Robert W. Gordon (ex officio) (Chair, Hurst Committee), Stanford University <email>
Sally Gordon (ex officio) (President-Elect), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Sally Hadden (2014), Western Michigan University <email>
Craig Evan Klafter (ex officio) (Treasurer), American University of Myanmar <email>
David Lieberman (2015), UC Berkeley <email>
Timothy Lovelace (2015), Indiana University <email>
Kenneth Mack (2013), Harvard University <email>
Rebecca J. Scott (ex offico) (President) University of Michigan <email>
Rayman L. Solomon (ex officio) (Chair, Finance Committee) Rutgers University, Camden <email>
Glenn Tiffert, University of Michigan <email>

Publications Committee
Laura Edwards (2013), Chair, Duke University <email>
Holly Brewer (ex officio) (Co-editor, Studies in Legal History), University of Maryland <email>
Li Chen (2013), University of Toronto <email>
Elizabeth Dale (ex officio) (Editor, Law & History Review), University of Florida <email>
Daniel Ernst (2015), Georgetown University <email>
Marie-Amelie George (2014), Yale University <email>
Thomas A. Green (2013), University of Michigan <email>
Sarah Barringer Gordon (ex officio) (Co-editor, Studies in Legal History), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Craig Joyce (ex officio) (Chair, History of the Society), University of Houston <email>
Craig Evan Klafter (ex officio) (Treasurer), American University of Myanmar <email>
Michael Lobban (ex officio) (Co-editor, Studies in Legal History), London School of Economics, University of London (UK) <email>
Jim Phillips (2013), University of Toronto <email>
Rebecca Rix (2014), Princeton University <email>
Charles L. Zelden (ex officio) (Lead Moderator, H-Law), Nova Southeastern University <email>

Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award
Richard J. Ross (2015) Chair, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign <email>
Deborah Dinner (2014), Washington University, St. Louis <email>
Catherine Fisk (2014), University of California, Irvine <email>
Nicholas Parrillo (2013), Yale University <email>
Brad Snyder (2014), University of Wisconsin <email>

Committee on Research Fellowships and Awards
Cornelia Hughes Dayton (2010), Chair, University of Connecticut <email>
Joanna Grisinger (2014), Northwestern University <email>
Victoria D. List (2012), Washington and Jefferson College <email>
Yvonne Pitts (2013), Purdue University <email>
Michael Vorenberg (2013), Brown University <email>
Victoria Saker Woeste (2012), American Bar Foundation <email>

Editors, Studies in Legal History
Holly Brewer, University of Maryland <email>
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania <email>
Michael Lobban, London School of Economics, University of London <email>

Surrency Prize Committee
Kenneth F. Ledford (2013), Chair, Case Western Reserve University <email>
Shaunnagh Dorsett (2014), University of Technology, Sydney <email>
Malick Ghachem (2014), Massachusetts Institute of Technology <email>
Maribel Morey (2013), Clemson University <email>
Reva Siegel (2014), Yale University <email>

Sutherland Prize Committee
Neil Jones (2014), Chair, Cambridge University <email>
Thomas P. Gallanis (2015), University of Iowa <email>
Daniel M. Klerman (2012), University of Southern California <email>