George P. Fletcher . George P. Fletcher

Prof. Doutor George P. Fletcher

Criminal justice; international and comparative law; criminal law; comparative law; torts; jurisprudence; international criminal law

  • M.C.L., University of Chicago, 1965
  • J.D., University of Chicago, 1964
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1960

Visiting professorships

La Sapienza University, Rome, 2016
American University in Shenzhen, China 2012
Beijing University, China 2011
Torino University, Italy, 2009
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972-73, 1993, 2005-2010 American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2004-2007 Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires 2006
Free University of Brussels, 1992
University of Frankfurt, West Germany, 1980
Yale Law School 1977
Harvard Law School 1974

Professional Television Moderator, 1993 to 2000
Founder and Editor, S’vara, A Journal of Philosophy and Judaism, 1990-93
Administrator, Summer Workshops for Eastern European Lawyers, Budapest, 1990-93
Active member of California Bar Association
Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County, 1971
Amicus Curie in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in the Supreme Court (2006), credited with the brief that shaped the majority opinion by Justice Stevens.

  • Columbia University Law School, Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence since 1994; Charles Keller Beckman Professor of Law, 1989-93; Professor of Law 1983-89
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Law 1969-1983.
  • University of Florida, University of Washington and Boston College, Assistant and Associate Professor of Law 1965-1969.

Landmark Criminal Trials, Elgar Publishing 2022
The Law and the Bible, Mazo Publishing 2021
With Justice for Some: The Rights of Victims in Criminal Trails, Mazo Publishing 2020
The Grammar of Criminal Law: Volume Two: International Criminal Law, Oxford University Press 2020
My Life in Seven Languages, Mazo Publishing 2011
The Bond: A Novel, Hart Publishing 2009
Tort Liability for Human Rights Abuses, Hart Publishing 2008

Fletcher’s Essays in Criminal Law, Edited by Russell Christopher, Oxford University Press 2007
Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why with Jens Olin, Oxford University Press 2007. Spanish translation published by Ediciones Depalma, Buenos Aires, 2009

The Grammar of Criminal Law, Volumes One: Foundations OUP 2006. Spanish translation published by Ediciones Depalma, Buenos Aires, 2007
American Law in a Global Context: The Basics with Steve Sheppard, Oxford University Press 2006

Romantics at War: Glory and Guilt in the Age of Terrorism , Princeton University Press 2002
Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy Oxford University Press 2001

Basic Concepts of Criminal Law Oxford University Press 1998. Translated into Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Persian. Hebrew Basic Concepts of Legal Thought Oxford University Press 1996 With Justice for Some: Victims’ Rights in Criminal Trials, Addison- Wesley 1995, Spanish translation 1996

Loyalty: An Essay on the Morality of Relationships Oxford University Press 1993; paperback 1995. Translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Introduzione Elementare alla Scienza Giuridica (II. Cardozo Lectures in Law)

A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial, Free Press, July 1988. Paperback University of Chicago Press 1990. Published in Japanese, German, Spanish and Italian translations. Justification and Excuse: Comparative Perspectives, Volumes I and II, Ed. with Albin Eser 1987

Rethinking Criminal Law, Little, Brown 1978. Reprinted by Oxford University Press 2000, Chinese translation 2010
Courts of Terror, Taylor, T. Fletcher, Dershowitz et al., Knopf 1976

Law Review Articles: Over 150 published. The most notable: Fairness and Utility in Tort Theory (Harvard Law Review 1972)

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