Alison LaCroix is Robert Newton Reid Professor of Law at the Law School. She is also an associate member of the University of Chicago Department of History. LaCroix received her BA summa cum laude in history from Yale University in 1996 and her JD from Yale Law School in 1999. She received her PhD in history from Harvard University in 2007 after earning an AM in history from Harvard in 2003. While in law school, LaCroix served as essays editor of the Yale Law Journal and managing editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. From 1999 to 2001, she practiced in the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. Before joining the Law School faculty in 2006, she was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law.
LaCroix is the author of The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (Harvard University Press, 2010) and the co-editor, with Martha Nussbaum, of Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel (Oxford University Press, 2012). LaCroix's teaching and research interests include legal history, federalism, constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, law and linguistics, and law and literature.