Professor Emeritus of LawPhone: (410) 706-5459
BA, 1963, Antioch College
LLB, 1966, Harvard University
PhD, 1975, University of Wisconsin
Professor King teaches both first year and upper level courses. His seminar in Religion and Law employs an innovative teaching method that uses literature, philosophy and law to explore the relationships between religion and law. Students in his first year writing course study landlord-tenant law and then write two memoranda that build on the landlord-tenant materials.
Professor King edited Daniel Webster’s Legal Papers, a three-volume work documenting the professional life of one of America’s most famous lawyers. In addition, Professor King has written several articles that explore aspects of nineteenth century American legal history. He is currently working on a study of pew ownership in the nineteenth century and other subjects in American religious history.
Before joining the faculty in 1979 Professor King served in the United States Army and as a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.
Labor Law in America: Historical and Critical Essays (1992) (with Christopher L. Tomlins).
Editor, The Papers of Daniel Webster, Legal Papers, Volume 3: The Federal Practice, Parts I and II (1989).
Law and Land Use in Chicago: A Pre History of Modern Zoning, 1870-1925 ( 1986).
Editor, The Papers of Daniel Webster, Legal Papers, Volume 2: The Boston Practice (1983) (with Alfred Konefsky).
Editor, The Papers of Daniel Webster, Legal Papers, Volume 1: The New Hampshire Practice (1982) (with Alfred Konefsky).
Accommodating Religion and Law in the 21st Century, 6 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class 7 (2007). [Full Text]
Sunday Law in Nineteenth Century America, 64 Albany Law Review 676 (2001).
Constructing Gender: Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-Century America, 13 Law and History 63 (1995).
The Law of Slander in Early Antebellum America, 1800-1830, 35 American Journal of Legal History 1 (1991).
Daniel Webster Visits the University of Maryland, in Maryland in Baltimore (1987).