Edward J. Larson

Michael A. Doyle '62 and Bunny Winter Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law

(fall term)


Edward Larson is the Doyle Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He visits Yale Law from Pepperdine University where he sits as the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law and University Professor of History. 

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Edward Larson

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Faculty Assistant


Monika Piotrowicz

Education & Curriculum Vitae


B.A., Williams College, 1974 

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1979

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1984

Courses Taught


  • George Washington and the Constitution

Edward Larson is the Doyle Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He visits Yale Law from Pepperdine University where he sits as the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law and University Professor of History. Larson is the author of 13 books and numerous scholarly papers that span the subjects of law, science, and religion. Larson won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for his book Summer for the Gods, which covers the Scopes trial and America’s continuous debate over science and religion. His most recent publication looks at the relationship between Ben Franklin and George Washington.