Richard Keyser

Position title: Teaching Associate


Phone: 608.890.4647

Office: 7131 Sewell Social Sciences
Curriculum Vitae (pdf) | Legal Studies Program
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm in 7131 Social Sciences and by appointment


My teaching and research interests focus on legal and environmental history. My teaching home is in the Legal Studies Program, where my classes include a two-semester sequence on American Legal History (cross-listed with History) and Law and Environment (cross-listed with Environmental Studies). For the History Department I also teach European Environmental History (cross-listed with Environmental Studies). My current projects center on customary law, early property law, and community-based woodland management in medieval France.


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, History, 2001.
M.A.,  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, History.
B.S., College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Biology.

Selected Publication

History Courses