This chapter presents an interview with Morton Horwitz, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at the Harvard Law School. Professor Horwitz has made major contributions in the field of American legal history. His Transformation of American Law, 1780–1860 (1977) and Transformation of American Law, 1870–1960 (1992) are canonical texts in the field of legal history. Professor Horwitz's major substantive fields are constitutional law and torts. He is also one of the founding figures in the critical legal studies movement. Topics covered during the interview include what is was like being a student at CCNY, now CUNY, in the early Sixties; Horwitz' s law school experience at Harvard; the influences of Martin Luther King and Walter Reuther on him; his career as a legal historian; and the differences between Transformation I and Transformation II.
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