History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.


Hall, Colten

Colten Ward Hall

Lecturer, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite C, Room 233

Colten Hall is a Lecturer of Legal Studies. He received his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, M.A. in International Politics from American University School of International Service, and B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to joining academia he worked as a Fellow for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of International Affairs. He then moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where he served as a Lecturer at Yeditepe University Faculty of Law until joining the faculty here at Bryant.

Contracts, torts, comparative law, business and the law, international business transactions, constitutional law, fundamental rights, and procedural law.

European Union law, comparative constitutional law, international law, foreign policy, juvenile justice reform, trade law and policy, secessionist movements, and the Middle East.

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Hall, C. W., Sound the Shofar in Luxembourg: Cross-Border Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses in the European Union And Israel’s Ben Ari v. Director of Population Administration, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review.

Hall, C. W., To Throw a Stone in Palestine: The Principle of Proportionality and Children in the Israeli Military Justice System, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy.