US 1900–Present, 2013

Research Interests

Legal history; the United States in the world; international law; human rights; law and religion


The Politics of International Law in the United States, 1912–1954


Lael Weinberger is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Chicago, where he studies American legal history. He is the Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellow at Harvard Law School for 2019-20. Lael earned a J.D. with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School and clerked for Judge Frank Easterbrook on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and for Chief Justice Daniel Eismann on the Idaho Supreme Court. Lael is currently writing a dissertation on American lawyers’ ideas about international law, world order, and human rights in the first half of the twentieth century. His research interests include constitutional law, international law, civil procedure, federal courts, law and religion, and the legal profession.