Professor Reuel Schiller specializes in American legal history, administrative Law, and labor and employment Law. He has written extensively about the legal history of the American administrative state, and the historical development of labor law and employment discrimination law. His most recent book is Forging Rivals: Race, Class, Law, and the Collapse of Postwar Liberalism (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Professor Schiller graduated from Yale University, B.A. History (1988); and University of Virginia, J.D. (1993), Ph.D. History (1997). After college he worked for the City of New York on immigration, criminal justice, education, and civil rights policy. During law school he served on the Virginia Law Review and was elected to Order of the Coif. Professor Schiller also received a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Virginia.
After graduating from law school Professor Schiller clerked for Judge J. Frederick Motz of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Following his clerkship, he was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law and a Louis Prashker Teaching Fellow at St. John’s University School of Law. Professor Schiller’s areas of academic interest are twentieth-century American legal history, administrative law, and labor and employment law.
A native New Yorker, Professor Schiller lives in Albany, CA, with his wife, Jane Williams, and their children.
Courses Taught: Administrative Law, American Legal History - Colonial American to the Civil War, American Legal History—Civil War to the Present, American Legal History Seminar—The Rise and Fall of Legal Liberalism, and Labor Law
Expertise: American Legal History, Administrative Law, Labor and Employment Law