Bio

Lael Weinberger is the Olin-Searle-Smith Fellow in Law at Harvard Law School. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, where he studies American legal history. Lael earned a JD 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. He was the Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellow at Harvard from 2019-20. 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, law and religion, and the legal profession. Academic articles and reviews appear in or are forthcoming in such venues as the University of Chicago Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Reviews and essays have appeared in Newsweek, Claremont Review, and the New Rambler Review.