Lawrence Douglas

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Lawrence Douglas "is the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, at Amherst College. He holds degrees from Brown (A.B.), Columbia (M.A.), and Yale Law School (J.D.). He is the author of three books: The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2001), a widely acclaimed study of war crimes trials; Sense and Nonsensibility (Simon and Schuster, 2004), a parodic look at contemporary culture co-authored with Alexander George; and The Catastrophist (Other Press, 2006; Harcourt, 2007), a novel. He has co-edited eight books on the law published by Stanford University Press. His articles have appeared in numerous journals and magazines including The Yale Law Journal, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. He is regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education and The Times Literary Supplement. He is currently at work on a book on the cultural afterlife of war crimes trials to be published by Princeton University Press." [1]

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  1. Directors, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, accessed November 18, 2008.