Maeva Marcus, Director

Maeva Marcus is a leading scholar in the field of constitutional studies. She received a PhD in History with distinction from Columbia University. Her dissertation, Trum an and the Steel Seizure Case, was published by Columbia University Press (1977) and remains in print from Duke University Press. As editor of The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 17891800, Dr. Marcus published eight volumes along with many related articles on legal history. She is a Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. From 1983 to 1987, she was Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. From 2007–2009, she was president of the American Society for Legal History.


Robert J. Cottrol, Faculty Liaison

Robert J. Cottrol is Professor of Law, of History, and of Sociology, and Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University. He received his BA and PhD from Yale University and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of The Afro-Yankees: Providence’s Black Community in the Antebellum Era, editor of Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment, and co-author of Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture and the Constitution (winner of the 2003 Langum Project for Historical Literature Prize). Professor Cottrol's articles on constitutional topics have appeared in many leading journals.


Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr., Faculty Liaison

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He received his BA degree in History from Yale University and his JD degree from Harvard University.  Most of Professor Wilmarth’s published works deal with historical, legal and economic issues related to the regulation of financial institutions. However, he has also published two major law review articles in the George Washington Law Review and the American Criminal Law Review addressing constitutional questions that arose during the drafting and ratification of the Constitution and the early national period.