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Justin Simard

Former Jack Miller Post-Doctoral Fellow

J.D. and Ph.D. in History from The University of Pennsylvania

Justin Simard was a Jack Miller Center Post-Doctoral Teaching and Research Scholar at Northwestern University whose two year residency began in fall 2017. He received his J.D. and Ph.D. in History from The University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Center for Legal Studies he was a Fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo. He is a historian of the legal profession, and his research traces how the routine work of American lawyers shaped the development of capitalism in the nineteenth century. His article “Citing Slavery,” which analyzes the continued citation of slave cases by modern American judges and lawyers, will be published in Volume 72 of the Stanford Law Review.

For more information about Justin and his research, visit his website:

Courses Taught

  • LEGAL_ST 276  History of the American Legal Profession
  • LEGAL_ST 376  Law and the American Economy
  • LEGAL_ST 376  Law and Slavery

New Position

As of summer 2019, Justin is moving to Salem, Oregon, where he will work as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Willamette University College of Law.
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