Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Funk and Glass to Columbia Law School

Among the just-announced hires by the Columbia Law School are two entry-level legal historians, Kellen R. Funk and Maeve Glass.  From the press release:
Kellen Funk is completing his Ph.D. in American History at Princeton University, where he is a Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow. After graduating from Yale Law School in 2014, he worked as a clerk to U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the Southern District of Texas and Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has held legal history fellowships at Yale Law School, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and the American Society for Legal History. Funk studies 19th-century American legal institutions, practice, and theory—the development of the legal profession, the reform of civil trial practice, the codification of the common law, and the intersection of American law and American Christianity. His work is methodologically innovative, combining historical research methods with data science. Funk will join the faculty as an associate professor of law on July 1, 2018.

Maeve Glass is currently an academic fellow at Columbia Law School, from where she graduated as a James Kent Scholar in 2009. Prior to becoming an academic fellow, Glass completed her Ph.D. in American History from Princeton University. She previously held fellowships in legal history at Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law. In addition to U.S. legal history, Glass studies constitutional law, property law, and the laws of American slavery. In 2017, she received the American Society for Legal History’s William Nelson Cromwell Foundation prize for her dissertation work, "These United States: A History of the Fracturing of America," which uses an interdisciplinary model of inquiry to offer a new account of the origins and development of the U.S. Constitution. Glass will join the faculty as an associate professor of law on July 1, 2018.