Law: Constitutional Law

Professor Richard Weisberg

Professor Weisberg is the Walter Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Professor Weisberg is involved in theoretical and litigation-oriented approaches to the subject of his book “Vichy Law and the Holocaust in France.” Since 2001, Professor Weisberg has been the representative of former plaintiffs in Vichy-related litigation to an oversight committee, consisting of US State Department and French government officials, which has responsibility for the day-to-day restitution of stolen banking assets to victims or their heirs. In 2009, he was awarded the legion of honor by the French government. Professor Weisberg also has pioneered the worldwide Law and Literature movement and is the author of “The Failure of the Word, When Lawyers Write,” and “Poethics: And Other Strategies of Law and Literature.” He was an editor of the “Columbia Law Review” and was associated with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Professor Weisberg was a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Society for the Humanities of Cornell University, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1998, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow for his study of the privatization of public discourse. In fall 2002, Professor Weisberg was on the visiting faculty at the Johns Hopkins program in Nanjing, China and is an honorary professor at Wuhan University. From 1979 to 1986, he was president of the Law and Humanities Institute and has been its chair since 1987. He is a former chair of the law and humanities section of the American Association of Law Schools. Professor Weisberg is founding editor of “Law and Literature.” Sample Titles Law and...

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