The First Congress

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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4 Responses

  1. John says:

    David Currie did over 100 pages on the first congress in the first volume of his The Constitution and Congress. Not sure how you define top notch — certainly he compiled a great deal of information and provided useful summarizing analysis. Some other studies of the period say a great deal about the first congress, even if they focus more on personalities. (The Age of Federalism, for example, although not so much Gordon Wood’s recent book.) You might also want to look at David Siemers, Ratifying the Republic: Antifederalists and Federalists in Constitutional Time — not a study of congress per se, but still pays interesting attention to the early congresses.

  2. mls says:

    David Currie’s “The Constitution in Congress” covers many of these issues.

  3. Gerard Magliocca says:

    I enjoy Professor Currie’s work, but I was thinking of an entire book that focuses on the First Congress.

  4. Joe says:

    Wow. $208.02 for a used copy? But, hey, “Money Back if not happy.” Seriously, congrats. Will read it eventually!