Lawrence Douglas is the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College. He received his A.B. in 1982 from Brown University, M.A. in 1986 from Columbia University, and J.D. in 1989 from Yale Law School. In 2005 he became honorary A.M. at Amherst College. He is also a board member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center.
Professor Douglas is the author or editor of several books on legal history and theory, including The Memory of Judgment (ISBN 978-0-300-10984-9), which discusses five legal responses to the Holocaust, published in 2001. He is also the author of a novel, The Catastrophist (ISBN 978-0-15-603177-6), released in 2006.
With fellow Amherst professor Alexander George, Professor Douglas publishes humor pieces in The Chronicle of Higher Education and other publications. Sense and Nonsensibility (ISBN 0-7432-6048-1), a book that pokes gentle fun at the worlds of literature and academia, appeared in 2004.
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