Alison LaCroix

Alison LaCroix’s teaching and research interests include legal history, constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, law and linguistics, and law and literature. Before joining the UChicago faculty she was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. From 1999 to 2001, she practiced in the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. While in law school, LaCroix served as essays editor of the Yale Law Journal and managing editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.

LaCroix is the author of The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (2010) and a co-editor of three volumes on law and literature. She is currently working on a book on American constitutional discourse between 1815 and 1861 titled The Interbellum Constitution: Union, Commerce and Slavery From the Long Founding Moment to the Civil War (under contract, Yale University Press), for which she received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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