Adam Hirsch

Adam Hirsch
Phone: (619) 260-8858
Office: Warren Hall 304A

Karin Spidel
(619) 260-2962

Professor of Law

  • PhD, 1987, Yale University
  • JD, 1982, Yale University
  • MPhil, 1982, Yale University
  • MA, 1979, Yale University
  • AB, 1976, Vassar College

Areas of Expertise

Wills and Trusts, Debtor/Creditor Law, Property, American Legal History

Professional Experience

Hirsch was the William & Catherine VanDercreek Professor of Law at Florida State University. He is an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on the Florida Historical Commission. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2013.

Honors and Affiliations

Hirsch's doctoral dissertation received the George Washington Egleston Prize for the best dissertation on American history. The dissertation was expanded into a book, The Rise of the Penitentiary: Prisons and Punishment in Early America (Yale University Press, 1992). He has served as the Roger Traynor Fellow at Hastings College of Law. 

Scholarly Work