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 candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, where he studies American legal history. He earned a JD with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. Lael's dissertation 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 pursuing research on law and religion, constitutional law and history, civil procedure, the history of human rights, legal theory, and the legal profession.