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: Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania <email>
President-Elect: Lauren A. Benton, Vanderbilt University <email>
Secretary: Sally Hadden, Western Michigan University <email>
Treasurer: Craig Evan Klafter, American University of Myanmar <email>


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Angela Fernandez (2016*), University of Toronto <email>
Malick W. Ghachem (2015*), Massachusetts Institute of Technology <email>
Philip Girard (2015), York University <email>
Joanna Grisinger (2017), Northwestern University <email>
Alexandra Havrylyshyn (graduate student representative) (2016), University of California, Berkeley <email>
Cynthia Herrup (2017), University of Southern California <email>
Sophia Lee (2015), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Sara MacDougall (2015), John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center <email>
Catharine Macmillan (2016), King’s College London <email>
Kunal Parker (2016), University of Miami <email>
Intisar Rabb (2017*), Harvard University <email>
Gautham Rao (2015), American University <email>
Rebecca J. Scott, (Immediate Past President) (2017), University of Michigan <email>
Christopher Schmidt (2016), American Bar Foundation and Chicago-Kent College of Law <email>
Daniel J. Sharfstein (2017), Vanderbilt University <email>
Laura Weinrib (2017), University of Chicago <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
Joanna Grisinger (2016), Chair, Northwestern University <email>
Lauren Benton (ex officio) (President-elect), Vanderbilt University <email>
Lyndsay Campbell (2016), University of Calgary <email>
Catherine Fisk (2016), University of California – Berkley <email>
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania <email>
Elizabeth Katz (2015), Harvard University <email>
Craig Evan Klafter (ex officio) (Treasurer), American University of Myanmar <email>

Advisory Committee on the Cromwell Prizes
John D. Gordan III (2016), Chair, William Nelson Cromwell Foundation
H. Robert Baker (2016), Georgia State University
Felice Batlan (2016), Chicago-Kent College of Law
Lisa Ford, (2016) University of New South Wales
Sophia Lee (2016), University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Levy (2016), University of Chicago
Thomas Mackey (2016), University of Louisville
Erika Pani (2016), Colegio de México
Daniel Sharfstein (2015), Vanderbilt University
Laura Weinrib (2016), University of Chicago
John Witt (2015), Yale Law School

Book prize subcommittee
Thomas Mackey, Chair; Felice Batlan, Sophia Lee, Jonathan Levy
Article prize subcommittee
Mary Ziegler, Chair; Erika Pani, Daniel Sharfstein, John Witt
Dissertation prize subcommittee
Anders Walker, Chair;  H. Robert Baker, Lisa Ford, Laura Weinrib

Committee on Documentary Preservation
Michael J. Churgin (2016), 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>
Kurt Graham (2016), The Truman Presidential Library <email>
Peter Reich (2017), University of California, Los Angeles <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>
Lauren A. Benton (ex officio) (President-elect), Vanderbilt University <email>
Al Brophy (2015), University of Alabama <email>
Charles Donahue, Jr. (2015), Harvard University <email>
Sarah Barringer Gordon (ex officio) (President), University of Pennsylvania <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 J. Scott (ex officio) (Immediate Past President), University of Michigan <email>

Graduate Student Outreach Committee
John Wertheimer (2015), Chair, Davidson College <email>
Jacqueline Briggs (2016), University of Toronto <email>
Brooke Depenbusch (2015), University of Minnesota <email>
Alexandra Havrylyshyn (2016), University of California, Berkeley<email>
Sophia Lee (2015) University of Pennsylvania <email>
Patricia H. 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
Bruce H. Mann (2016), Chair, Harvard University <email>
Constance Backhouse (2017), University of Ottawa <email>
Michael Grossberg (2015), Indiana University <email>
Lauren Benton (2016), Vanderbilt University <email>

Willard Hurst Memorial Fund Committee 
Robert W. Gordon (2014), Chair, Stanford University <email>
Ari Bryen (2015), Vanderbilt University <email>
Sally Gordon (2015), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Stanley Katz (2015), Princeton University <email>
Dylan Penningroth (2015), University of California, Berkeley <email>
Mitra Sharafi (2017), (Hurst Institute Leader), University of Wisconsin <email>
Karen Tani (2015), University of California, Berkeley <email>
Barbara Welke (2016), (ex officio) (Hurst Institute Leader), University of Minnesota <email>

Editors, Law and History Review
Gautham Rao, Editor, American University <email>
Angela Fernandez, Associate Editor (Book Reviews Americas), University of Toronto <email>
Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Associate Editor (Book Reviews Europe), Harvard University <email>
Jed Kroncke, Associate Editor (Book Reviews non-Americas), Sao Paolo <email>

Local Arrangements Committee (Houston, 2018)
The Local Arrangements Committee for the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas is chaired by:
Craig Joyce, University of Houston <email>

Membership Committee
Patricia Minter (2017), Chair, Western Kentucky University <email>
Leonardo Barbosa (2016), CEFOR/Câmara dos Deputados, Brazil <email>
Thomas J. Davis (2014), Arizona State University <email>
Aaron Hall (2015), University of California, Berkeley <email>
Tim Huebner (2016), Rhodes College <email>
Kelly Kennington (2016), Auburn University <email>
Craig Evan Klafter (ex officio) (Treasurer), American University of Myanmar <email>
Adam J. Kosto (2016), Columbia University <email>
Tahirih Lee (2016), Florida State University <email>
Michelle McKinley (2015), University of Oregon <email>
Logan E. Sawyer III (2015), University of Georgia <email>

Nominating Committee
Amalia Kessler (2015), Stanford University <email>
Mitra Sharafi (2016), University of Wisconsin <email>
Karen Tani (2016), chair, University of California, Berkeley <email>
Barbara Welke (2017), University of Minnesota <email>
James Q. Whitman (2015), Yale University <email>

Kathryn T. Preyer Memorial Committee
Rabia Belt (2016), Stanford University <email>
Jed Shugerman (2016), Fordham University <email>

Program Committee for the Annual Meeting (Houston, 2018)
Catharine Macmillan, King’s College, London (co-chair) <email>
Matthew Mirow, Florida International University (co-chair) <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>
Sarah Barringer 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), University of California, Berkeley <email>
H. Timothy Lovelace (2015), Indiana University <email>
Gautham Rao (2016), American 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
Dan Ernst (2015), Chair, Georgetown University <email>
Holly Brewer (ex officio) (Co-editor, Studies in Legal History), University of Maryland <email>
Elizabeth Dale (ex officio) (Editor, Law & History Review), University of Florida <email>
Marie-Amelie George (2014), Yale University <email>
Thomas A. Green (2016), University of Michigan <email>
Sarah Barringer Gordon (ex officio) (Co-editor, Studies in Legal History), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Craig Joyce (ex officio) (Co-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>
Michelle McKinley (2015) <michelle@uoregon.edu>
David Tanenhaus (2016), University of Nevada <email>
Kimberly Welch (2016), Vanderbilt University  <email>
Rebecca Rix (2014), Princeton University <email>
Charles L. Zelden (ex officio) (Lead Moderator, H-Law/Co-chair, History of the Society), Nova Southeastern University <email>

Committee on the John Phillip Reid Book Award
Brad Snyder (2014), Chair, University of Wisconsin <email>
Stuart Banner (2016), University of California, Los Angeles<email>
Susan Carle (2016), American University <email>
Laura Edwards (2016), Duke University <email>
Christian McMillen (2016), University of Virginia<email>

Committee on Research Fellowships and Awards
Leonardo Barbosa (2015), Masters Program in Legislative Affairs, CEFOR/Câmara dos Deputados, Brazil <email>
Sandra VanBurkleo (2015), Wayne State University <email>
Kenneth Mack (2016), Harvard University <email>
Serena Mayeri (2016), chair, University of Pennsylvania <email>
Katherine Turk (2016), University of North Carolina <email>

Committee on the Peter Gonville Stein Book Award
Mitra Sharafi (2015), chair, University of Wisconsin <email>
Sally Gordon (2015), University of Pennsylvania <email>
Paul du Plessis (2016), University of Edinburgh <email>
Michael Grossberg (2015), Indiana University<email>
Kristin Mann (2015), Emory University <email>
Sara McDougall (2015), John Jay College of Criminal Justice <email>
Bianca Premo (2016), Florida International University <email>
Taisu Zhang (2016), Yale Law School <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>
Reuel Schiller, University of California, Hastings College of Law <email>

Surrency Prize Committee
Kenneth F. Ledford (2013), Chair, Case Western Reserve University <email>
Shaunnagh Dorsett (2014), University of Technology, Sydney <email>
Malick W. 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>
Rebecca Probert (2016), University of Exeter <email>