Jared Berkowitz

Assistant Instructional Professor

Jared Berkowitz is an Assistant Instructional Professor in Law, Letters, and Society at the University of Chicago. He will teach courses in law and political economy, legal reasoning, as well as lead the BA seminar.

He is a historian of law and capitalism with particular interest in the history of corporations. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript, provisionally titled Creature of Capitalism: A Legal History of Corporate Personhood in America, 1789-1890, which tells the story of how the law of corporate personhood changed from an instrument of regulation to a source of corporate power during the nineteenth century.

He received his PhD in History from Brandeis University, JD/MA from Rutgers School of Law-Camden, and BA from Rutgers College. Prior to joining the Law, Letters, and Society Program, he served as a lecturer at Brandeis where he taught classes in American legal history, the history of capitalism, and writing.