David Tanenhaus

David Tanenhaus

James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law

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Areas of expertise:

Legal History, Juvenile Justice, American Legal History


Professor Tanenhaus is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College and earned his Ph.D. with distinction in American history from the University of Chicago in 1997. He joined the History Department at UNLV in 1997, and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Newberry Library during 2000-2001. He is a co-editor of A Century of Juvenile Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2002), author of Juvenile Justice in the Making (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Constitutional Rights of Children: In re Gault and Juvenile Justice (University Press of Kansas, 2011), and the immediate past editor of Law and History Review. Professor Tanenhaus teaches American Legal History.

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