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About Matthew Axtell

My scholarship uses the methods of the professional historian to study how property rights have structured power relations between people over time. Through a close study of the relationships between property law doctrine, legal theory, and living social practices, I explore creative tensions between U.S. democratic liberal capitalism and working class history. Having been an environmental lawyer for six years prior to pursuing a doctorate in legal history, I maintain a deep interest in studying contemporary American law in light of the ecological conditions that embed and interact with commercial institutions.

Positions

Present Princeton University, Graduate Associate
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Present Program in Law and Public Affairs, Graduate Associate
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Present New York University School of Law, New York University
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Contact Information

maxtell@princeton.edu