Research Professor of Law; Director of the Institute for Constitutional Studies
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, Truman 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, 1789-1800, Dr. Marcus published eight volumes along with many related articles on legal history. She is a research professor of law at the George Washington University Law School and director of the Institute for Constitutional Studies. From 1983 to 1987, she was a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. In October 2007, she became president of the American Society for Legal History and served in that role until 2009. In 2015, the Librarian of Congress appointed her as the general editor of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States.