Jed Shugerman is an assistant professor at Harvard Law School. His research interests include American legal history, constitutional law and theory, criminal procedure and the death penalty, state and federal courts, and torts.
His forthcoming book, The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America (Harvard University Press, Sept. 2011), examines the unique American practice of judicial elections from the colonial era to the present. Shugerman has published articles in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Journal of the Early Republic. He is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Session for State Court Leaders in the 21st Century.
Shugerman received B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. degrees in history from Yale University. His dissertation won the American Society for Legal History's Cromwell Prize for the best article or dissertation in American legal history in 2008.