Zachary Herz

Zachary Herz is an ABD student in Classical Studies and Core Preceptor in Contemporary Western Civilization, specializing in Roman legal and political history. He holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Zachary is writing his dissertation on the role of lawmaking in Severan imperial politics. His publications deal with the bankruptcy policies of the early Empire and the thematization of lawlessness in Cassius Dio, as well as more contemporary topics such as same-sex marriage and employment discrimination under American law. For more information, please visit