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Laura Weinrib : Curriculum Vitae


Princeton University
Ph.D. in History, 2011

  • Modern America Workshop, Organizer
  • Program in Law and Public Affairs, Graduate Associate
  • Dissertation: The Liberal Compromise: Civil Liberties, Labor, and the Limits of State Power, 1917-1940

Harvard Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 2003

  • Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • Board of Student Advisers

Harvard University
A.M. in Comparative Literature, 2000

Harvard College
A.B. in Literature, magna cum laude with highest honors, 2000

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Harvard International Review, Co-Editor-in-Chief


University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Assistant Professor of Law, July 2011-present
Instructor of Law, 2010-11

New York University School of Law, New York, New York
Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History, 2009-2010

Princeton University Department of History, Princeton, New Jersey
Preceptor, American Legal History, 2009

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Wilmington, Delaware
Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, 2003-2004

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Instructor, First Year Lawyering, 2001-2003

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, New York
Summer Legal Intern, 2002

Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Boston, Massachusetts
Project Coordinator, Kinship Care Project, 2001-2002

Let's Go Publications, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Editor, Let's Go: Israel and the Palestinian Territories, 1999-2000


William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Dissertation Prize, 2012
William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Early Career Fellowship in Legal History, 2008
Princeton University Center for Human Values Graduate Prize Fellowship, 2007-2008
Kathryn T. Preyer Scholarship, American Society for Legal History, 2007
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008
Law and Society Association and Research Committee on Sociology of Law Graduate Student Workshop Grant, 2007
J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School, 2007
Davis Merit Prize, Princeton University Department of History, 2004-2006
Law and Society Graduate Student Workshop Grant, 2006
Harvard Law School Association Alumnae Committee Fellowship, 2002
Harvard Law School Association of New York City Public Interest Fellowship, 2002
Upper Round Ames Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist, 2002
First Year Ames Moot Court Best Brief Award, 2001
Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for Outstanding Senior Thesis, 1999
John Harvard & Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Scholarships for Academic Achievement of the Highest Distinction, 1998-2000


Admitted to New York Bar in 2004