Charles Seligson Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Daniel Hulsebosch is a legal and constitutional historian whose scholarship ranges from the early modern British empire to the nineteenth-century United States. Throughout his work he explores the relationships between migration, territorial expansion, transnational sources of law, and the development of legal institutions and doctrines.
His first book, Constituting Empire: New York and the Transformation of Constitutionalism in the Atlantic World, 1664-1830 (2005), examines the intersection of constitutionalism and imperial expansion in the British Empire and early United States by focusing on New York between 1664 to 1830. He concludes that American constitution-making contributed significantly to the formation of the substantive genre of constitutional law in the Atlantic world. Presently he is writing a book with Professor David Golove entitled, A Civilized Nation: The International Dimensions of American Constitution-Making, 1774-1816. He is also working on another book, Writing Law on the Margins: Chancellor Kent and the Republic of Letters in the Early Republic, exploring the cosmopolitan legal culture of early America through the lens of James Kent’s library, reading notes, published writings, and judicial career.
After graduating from Columbia Law School, he obtained a Ph.D. in history at Harvard University and then was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at N.Y.U. School of Law. He joined the faculty as professor of law in 2005.
Professor Hulsebosch’s article is forthcoming in Volume 46 of the Suffolk University Law Review. You can view photos from the event below.