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Gregory Ablavsky L'11

Sharswood Fellow in Law and History

Gregory Ablavsky

Gregory Ablavsky studies early American legal history, focusing particularly on the legal status of Native Americans and the origins of federal Indian law. Continue reading… Gregory Ablavsky studies early American legal history, focusing particularly on the legal status of Native Americans and the origins of federal Indian law.  He is currently pursuing his doctorate in history at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is working on a dissertation tentatively titled, “Before Domestic Dependent Nations: Natives and Law in Early America.”  After completing law school at the University of Pennsylvania, he clerked for Judge Anthony Scirica of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Expertise

  • American Legal History
  • Property Law
  • Race Relations

Articles and Book Chapters

The Savage Constitution, 63 DUKE L.J. 999 (2014)
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Leaving the Bench: The Choices Federal Judges Make, What Influences Those Choices, and Their Consequences (with Stephen Burbank and Judge S. Jay Plager), 161 U. PA L. REV 1 (2012).
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Comment, Making Indians “White”: The Judicial Abolition of Native Slavery in Revolutionary Virginia and Its Racial Legacy, 159 U. PA L. REV. 1457 (2011).
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More publications can be found here.

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