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.