Print Publications


With Lincoln Mullen, The Spine of American Law: Digital Text Analysis and U.S. Legal Practice, American Historical Review, 123, no. 1 (2018), 132–164. (OxfordSSRN)

Church Corporations and Conflict of Laws in Antebellum America, Journal of Law and Religion, 32, no. 2 (2017), 263–284. (CambridgeSSRN)

Equity without Chancery: The Fusion of Law and Equity in the Field Code of Civil Procedure, New York 1846-76, Journal of Legal History, 36, no. 2 (2015), 152–191. (Taylor & Francis | SSRN)

“Let No Man Put Asunder”: South Carolina’s Law of Divorce, 1895-1950, South Carolina Historical Magazine, 110, nos. 3-4 (2009): 134–153. (JSTOR | SSRN)

Law Reviews

Equity’s Federalism, 97 Notre Dame Law Review (2022).

The Present Crisis in American Bail, Yale Law Journal Forum 108 (2019), 1098–1125. (YLJ | SSRN)

With Lincoln Mullen, A Servile Copy: Text Reuse and Medium Data in American Civil Procedure, in Forum: Die geisteswissenschaftliche Perspektive: Welche Forschungsergebnisse lassen Digital Humanities erwarten?, 24 Rechtsgeschichte (2016), 341–343. (Rechtsgeschichte)


The Handmaid of Justice: Power and Procedure in the Federal Courts, in Approaches to Federal Judicial History, ed. by Gautham Rao, Winston Bowman, and Clara Altman (2020), 27–44. (FJC)

The Union of Law and Equity: The United States, 1800–1938, in Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission, ed. by John C. P. Goldberg, Henry E. Smith, and P. G. Turner (2019), 46–69. (Cambridge)

Introduction, in Best Men of the Bar: The Early Years of the American Bar Association 1878–1928 by John Austin Matzko (2019), xiii–xxxvi. (Talbot | SSRN)

Book Reviews

Propertied Rites, 36 Constitutional Commentary (2021), 175–211 (reviewing Jack N. Rakove, Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience; and Winnifred Sullivan, Church State Corporation). (Const. Comm.)

Shall These Bones Live? Property, Pluralism and the Constitution of Evangelical Reform, Law & Social Inquiry 41, no. 3 (2016), 742–774 (reviewing John W. Compton, Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution) (WileySSRN)

Codification, Transplants and History: Law Reform in Louisiana and Quebec, by John W. Cairns, 24 Rechtsgeschichte (2016), 480–483. (Rechtsgeschichte)

Making Religion Safe for Democracy, by J. Judd Owen, Journal of Law and Religion, 31 (March 2016), 103–107. (Cambridge)