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

With Sandra G. Mayson, Bail at the Founding, 137 Harvard Law Review 1816 (2024), 1816–1904. (HLR | SSRN)

With Alexandra Nickerson, When Judges Were Enjoined: Text and Tradition in the Federal Review of State Judicial Action, 111 California Law Review 1763 (2023), 1763–1829. (CLR | SSRN)

Equity’s Federalism, 97 Notre Dame Law Review 2057 (2022), 2057–2094. (NDLR | SSRN)

The Present Crisis in American Bail, 108 Yale Law Journal Forum 1098 (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 341 (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)