John H. Schlegel teaches in the corporate/commercial area. He is part of the faculty group that offers the financial transactions concentration, teaching both acquisition transactions and in the concentration’s program in finance in New York City. He also teaches a two-semester seminar on regional economic development.
Schlegel joined the School of Law faculty in 1973. His primary research interest has been in legal history. For over 20 years his scholarship was focused on the history of legal education and the activities in the 1920s and ’30s of a group of scholars at Columbia, Yale and Johns Hopkins universities known as the American Legal Realists. His current project, a book on law and economy in the United States since the Civil War, attempts to understand change in the national economy and its social consequences, using Buffalo as a case study.