- Associate Professor of Law
Maeve Glass' scholarship focuses on the legal history of early America, particularly on issues of citizenship, sovereignty, and property along the North Atlantic coast. Her publications explore a variety of related subjects, including the importance of mercantile networks in shaping the U.S. Constitution, the formation of state citizenship as a category in abolitionist rhetoric, and the invention of constitutional history as a professional field of study. Glass' work exploring these topics 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 scholarship has received the Kathryn T. Preyer Prize and the William Cromwell Dissertation Prize from the American Society for Legal History.
At Columbia, 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.
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.