Legal History

The Illinois Legal History Program seeks to further knowledge and appreciation of legal history through an ambitious series of workshops, conferences, and public lectures. Since its formation in 2004, the Program has hosted numerous distinguished scholars in its workshop series. With a particular emphasis on American, British, and comparative legal-historical scholarship, the Program draws upon the intellectual expertise of numerous faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students who study legal history at the College of Law enjoy access to a wide range of curricular offerings, a rich set of online legal resources, and an impressive collection of rare legal-historical materials in the College of Law's Albert E. Jenner Jr. Memorial Faculty Profiles Law Library.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Richard Ross – B.A., J.D., Ph.D. Yale University
  • Bruce Smith – J.D., Ph.D. Yale University; M.A. University of Cambridge;
    B.A. Williams College