Richard Keyser

Position title: Senior Lecturer, CLSJ



Richard Keyser’s teaching and research interests focus on legal and environmental history. He teaches primarily for the Legal Studies Program, including a two-semester sequence on American Legal History (Legal Studies/History 261-262: to the Civil War, and from then to the Present) and Law and Environment (Legal Studies/Environmental Studies 430). He also teaches classes for the History Department, currently including European Environmental History (History/Environmental Studies 328). He has a Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and has appeared in Law and History, French Historical Studies, and Revue Historique. His current projects center on customary law, early property law, and community-based methods of woodland management.