Dalia Tsuk Mitchell

Title:
Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Law and History
Address: 2000 H Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-9320
Email:
[email protected]

Professor Tsuk Mitchells's research focuses on the history of U.S. legal thought with particular emphasis on the role that groups and organization played in legal scholars' visions for the modern state. Her award-winning first book, Architect of Justice: Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism (Cornell University Press, 2007), examined the impact of legal pluralism on the transformation of American legal thought in the first part of the twentieth century. It won the Before joining the GW Law School in 2004, Professor Tsuk Mitchell was on the faculty of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. She has held several fellowships, including a senior fellowship at the graduate program at Harvard Law School and the Samuel I. Golieb fellowship in legal history at NYU School of Law. She was also a fellow at the inaugural J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin. Her current book project explores the relationship between corporate law and theory and the rise of the modern American state.

Education

S.J.D., Harvard University, 1999.
LL.B., Tel Aviv University, 1992.

Publications

"Status Bound: The 20th-Century Evolution of Directors' Liability." New York University Journal of Law and Business 5 (forthcoming).

"Transformations: Pluralism, Individualism, and Democracy." In Transformations in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz, ed. Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, 185-210. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press for Harvard Law School, forthcoming 2008.

Architect of Justice: Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007.

  • Winner, 2007 American Historical Association's Littleton-Griswold Prize for the best book in any subject on the history of American law and society.

 

"Shareholders as Proxies: The Contours of Shareholder Democracy." In Symposium on "Understanding Corporate Law through History." Washington and Lee Law Review 63 (Winter 2006): 1503-1578.

"From Pluralism to Individualism: Berle and Means and 20th Century American Legal Thought." Law and Social Inquiry 30, no. 1 (Winter 2005): 179-225.

"Corporations without Labor: The Politics of Progressive Corporate Law." The University of Pennsylvania Law Review 151 (Summer 2003): 1861-1912.

"'A Double Runner'": Felix S. Cohen and the Indian New Deal." In Symposium on "Putting Law in Its Place in Native North America." Political and Legal Anthropology Review (POLAR) 25, no. 1 (Summer 2002): 48-68.

"Pluralisms: The Indian New Deal as a Model." In Symposium on "Legislating Morality: The Problem of Moral Rights and Legal Rights." Margins: Maryland's Interdisciplinary Publication on Race, Religion, Gender and Class 1, no. 2 (Winter 2001): 393-449.

"The New Deal Origins of American Legal Pluralism." Florida State University Law Review 29, no. 1 (Fall 2001): 189-268. With comment by Aviam Soifer, "Descent," 269-276.

Classes Taught

Law 597-10: American Legal History