Jane Manners

Visiting Research Scholar, University Center for Human Values. UCHV Fellow in Law, Ethics, and Public Policy 2023-2024
Wallace Hall, Room 322

Professor Manners is a legal historian of the nineteenth-century United States whose scholarship examines the relationship between the legislative and executive branches of government. Her current projects focus on developing an American theory of legislation before progressivism and charting the transformations in the authority, discretion, and liability of American government officers that have taken place since the eighteenth century. Manners’ articles have appeared in such journals as the Fordham Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and the William and Mary Quarterly, and she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation, among other publications.

Manners received her PhD from Princeton in 2018 and her JD from Harvard in 2009. Before law school, Manners worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a grantmaker. After law school, she clerked for Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Before joining the Temple faculty, Manners was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow at the NYU School of Law, a Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellow at the New-York Historical Society, and an academic fellow at Columbia Law School. She has received funding from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Historical Association, and the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation.