George Barrett Social Justice Program

Daniel Sharfstein

Program Director

Daniel Sharfstein

Dick and Martha Lansden Chair in Law
Professor of History

Daniel Sharfstein’s scholarship focuses on the legal history of race and citizenship in the United States. His first book, The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White, won the 2012 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for excellence in non-fiction as well as the Law & Society Association’s 2012 James Willard Hurst Jr. Prize for socio-legal history, the William Nelson Cromwell Book Prize from the American Society for Legal History, and the Chancellor’s Award for Research from Vanderbilt. 

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    Student Organizations

    LSSJ supports the mission of the George Barrett Social Justice Program through student-driven programming, projects, and events related to exploring the role of law in creating, perpetuating, and eradicating hierarchies of power and privilege in our society.  

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