Dalia Tsuk Mitchell

Portrait of Dalia Tsuk Mitchell

Dalia Tsuk Mitchell

The John Marshall Harlan Dean's Research Professor of Law; Professor of Law and History


Office Phone: (202) 994-9320
Fax: (202) 994-5654
Law School Complex 20th Street, NW between G & H Streets, NW Washington DC 20052

Professor Mitchell’s research focuses on the history of US legal and political thought with particular emphasis on the role that groups and organizations played in legal scholars’ visions for the modern American state. Her book, Architect of Justice: Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism, won the 2007 American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize for the best book in any subject on the history of American law and society. 

In her most recent publications, including “Proceduralism: Delaware’s Legacy,” “Shareholder Wealth Maximization: Variations on a Theme,” “Business as Usual: Hobby Lobby and the Purpose of Corporate Rights,” and “From Dodge to eBay: The Elusive Corporate Purpose,” Professor Mitchell offers critical interpretations of corporate law and theory. She is currently working on a book exploring how modern corporate law supported the rise of the corporate elite. She is also the author of a casebook on corporate law.

Professor Mitchell joined GW in 2004. Previously, she was on the faculty of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. She also 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. In 2001, she was a fellow at the inaugural J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin.


LLB, Tel Aviv University; MPhil, Yale University; LLM, SJD, Harvard University

  • 6250 - Corporations
  • 6262 - Corporation Law Seminar
  • 6285 - Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • 6401 - Selected Topics in Constitutional Law: Law, Critique, and Social Change