Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2003
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2010
M.A., University of Virginia, 2004
B.A., University of Virginia, 1999
Cynthia Nicoletti is a legal historian and an associate professor of law at Virginia Law. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the William Nelson Cromwell Prize for the best dissertation in legal history, American Society for Legal History, in 2011. She is working on a book, The Great Question of the War: The Legal Status of Secession in the Aftermath of the American Civil War, 1865-1869.
“Strategic Litigation and the Death of Reconstruction,” in Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History, eds. Sally Hadden and Patricia Minter (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013)
“The American Civil War as a Trial by Battle,” Law & Hist. Rev. 28 (February 2010): 71.
“Did Secession Really Die at Appomattox?: The Strange Case of U.S. v. Jefferson Davis,” U. Tol. L. Rev. 41 (2010): 587.