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James Whitman

James Q. Whitman teaches criminal law and comparative law at Yale Law School, where he is Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law. He holds a law degree from Yale as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Whitman began his teaching career at Stanford Law School, where he taught from 1989-1993, before moving to Yale in 1994. He has also taught as a visitor at Harvard Law School, and at European universities including the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the University of Paris II and the University of Rome III.

His recent publications include Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide between America and Europe (Oxford 2003), "The Two Western Cultures of Privacy: Dignity versus Liberty," Yale Law Journal (2004), "A Plea Against Retributivism" Buffalo Criminal Law Review (2003) and "The European Transformation of Harassment Law" (with G. Friedman), Columbia Journal of European Law (2003).

Professor Whitman writes primarily about the contrasts between law in the United States and law in Western Europe. He is especially interested in criminal punishment, sexual harassment, hate speech, and workplace dignity.



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