- Associate Professor of Law
Maeve Glass ’09 is a legal historian who focuses on the formation of constitutional law in early America. Her work investigating the foundations of America's constitutional order has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and The University of Chicago Law Review, among other publications. Her scholarship has received the Kathryn T. Preyer Prize and the William Cromwell Dissertation Prize from the American Society for Legal History.
At Columbia Law School, Glass teaches two foundation first-year 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 holds a PhD in American history from Princeton University, with minor fields in the histories of Native America and Latin America. She received her JD from Columbia Law School and her bachelor's degree in history from Yale.
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.