2019-2020 LAPA Fellow
Home Institution, University of Miami School of Law
LAPA Fellow, 2019-2020
347 Wallace Hall
Professor Parker is an American legal and intellectual historian as well as a historian of U.S. immigration and citizenship law. His books include Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600 - 2000 (2015) and Common Law, History, and Democracy in America, 1790 - 1900: Legal Thought Before Modernism (2011). His scholarship has also examined such subjects as the interrelationship between American legal and historical thought and the history and theory of U.S. immigration and citizenship law. His teaching interests include Property Law, Constitutional Law, American Legal History, Race and Law, among other subjects. Professor Parker received his A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. After law school, he spent two years at a major New York law firm working on corporate and securities matters and providing pro bono representation to political asylum applicants. At LAPA, he will work on his current book project exploring the turn to ideas of process in mid-twentieth century American legal, political, and economic thought.