US 1900–Present, 2013

Research Interests

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


Law, Rights, and Courts for America and the World: From World War I to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Lael Daniel Weinberger is a PhD student in the Department of History and a JD student in the Law School at the University of Chicago, where he studies American legal history. Lael's current research focuses on American lawyers' ideas about international law, world order, and human rights in the first half of the twentieth century.  He is also interested in law and religion, constitutional law and history, the history of human rights, legal theory, and the legal profession.