Maeve Glass

Associate Professor of Law

Maeve Glass

Associate Professor of Law

Maeve Glass is a legal historian of the United States, with particular interests in constitutional law, federalism, and property. She received her law degree from Columbia Law School and her doctoral degree in history from Princeton University. Prior to becoming an Academic Fellow, Glass held fellowships in legal history at Harvard Law School and New York University Law School.

Her current book project, These United States: A History of the Fracturing of America, offers a new account of the origins and development of the United States Constitution. Her scholarship has received recognition from the American Society of Legal History, the National Institute of Military Justice, and Columbia Law School.

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2016
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2009
  • B.A., Yale University, 2004
  • American legal history
  • Constitutional law
  • Federalism
  • “Citizens of the State,” The University of Chicago Law Review, 2018
  • “Bringing Back the States: A Congressional Perspective on the Fall of Slavery in America,” Law & Social Inquiry, 2014
  • “Explaining the Sioux Military Commission of 1862,” Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 2009


William Nelson Prize for Best Dissertation, American Society for Legal History, 2017

Kathryn T. Preyer Prize, American Society for Legal History, 2015

S. The Legal History of American Slavery