Sunday, August 1, 2010

Welcome to Tom Gallanis

The Legal History Blog welcomes Thomas P. Gallanis, N. William Hines Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Iowa, where he teaches English and European Legal History.

Tom was recently Secretary of the American Society for Legal History, 2007-2009. He is a member, and honorary correspondent, of the Selden Society, which honored him with the David Yale Prize, awarded for “distinguished contribution to the history of the laws and legal institutions of England and Wales” for “The Rise of Modern Evidence Law,” 84 IOWA LAW REVIEW 499 (1999). Tom has also received a Mellon Fellowship in Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. His recent work includes:
“Making Sense of Blackstone's Puzzle: Why Forbid Defense Counsel?,” in A. Sarat, ed., MAKING SENSE OF LAW'S PAST (Studies in Law, Policy and Society, no. 53, forthcoming 2010);
“Victorian Reform of Civil Litigation,” in C.H. Van Rhee, ed., DUE AND UNDUE DELAY IN CIVIL LITIGATION (Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History, forthcoming 2010);
“The Flexible Family in Three Dimensions,” 28 LAW & INEQUALITY 291 (2010) (symposium on Law and the Modern American Family);
“Death by Disaster: Anglo-American Presumptions, 1766-2006,” in R.H. Helmholz & D. Sellar, eds., THE LAW OF PRESUMPTIONS (Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History 2009); and
“Reasonable Doubt and the History of the Criminal Trial,” 76 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW 941 (2009).
Tom has made his mark in both legal history and trusts and estates law. He was elected to the American Law Institute, and he serves as Associate Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Trusts and on the consultative group for the Restatement (Third) of Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers). He has published casebooks and other materials in the areas of Family Property Law, Trusts and Estates, and Elder Law.

Welcome to Tom!