Lawrence Cappello

Dr. Lawrence Cappello Wins Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Lawrence Cappello‘s excellence in teaching and learning has been recognized by The University of Alabama Alumni Association’s 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. Cappello is an assistant professor of U.S. Legal and Constitutional History and directs our Legal History concentration. The Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award program began approximately forty-five years ago, when […]

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Department Adds New Degree Concentrations

The Department of History is pleased to announce a new advanced concentration in Legal History — specifically designed to give undergraduates a competitive edge when applying to elite law schools and/or policy oriented graduate programs. Participating students will acquire first-hand legal research experience while exploring key precedents and the evolution of jurisprudence over time. Students […]

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Lawrence Cappello’s None of Your Damn Business Reviewed in The Economist.

Assistant Professor Lawrence Cappello‘s recent book, None of Your Damn Business: Privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age, was the subject of an extensive review in last month’s issue of The Economist. “ONE OF the toughest questions of modern life is where to draw the bounds of privacy—and privacy […]

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Cappello, Brock, and Smith interview Bill Baxley

Drs. Lawrence Cappello and Julia Brock, along with History triple-major Andrew Smith, interviewed Bill Baxley this week for the Birmingham Bar Association (BBA). Baxley is a University of Alabama graduate and a former Attorney General (1971-1979) and Lt. Governor (1983-1987) for Alabama. His tenure as A.G. is particularly noteworthy for his prosecution Civil Rights cold cases, including the bombing […]

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