- Associate Professor of Law
Maeve Glass is a legal historian who focuses on the formation of public law in early America. Her work examines the relationship between constitutional rules of partnership and private ordering mechanisms of property and contract. Glass teaches two foundation 1L courses, Constitutional Law and Property. In addition, she teaches upper-level courses in American Constitutional History and a seminar on the history of race, law, and slavery. Glass was recognized for her law teaching in 2021 as the recipient of the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Glass' scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and The University of Chicago Law Review, among other publications. Her forthcoming book, The Water Ground: A New History of America's Constitution, is based on her doctoral dissertation, which received the American Society for Legal History's William Cromwell Dissertation Prize. Currently a Fellow in the ASLH Wallace Johnson First Book Program, Glass has held legal history fellowships at Harvard Law School and the New York University School of Law.
Students laud Glass for her captivating lectures and praise her as a teacher who inspires, encourages, and values their active participation in classes. Glass will receive the honor, which is awarded annually by the graduating class, and speak at graduation on April 29.