Thane Rosenbaum

Author, Essayist and Human Rights Law Professor

Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and law professor, the author of the novels, The Golems of Gotham (2002) (San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Book), Second Hand Smoke, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 1999, and the novel-in-stories, Elijah Visible, which received the Edward Lewis Wallant Award in 1996 for the best book of Jewish-American fiction. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Sun, among other national publications.

He is the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches courses in human rights, legal humanities, and law and literature, and also directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. He is the

author of The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What’s Right, which was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2004.

His forthcoming book is an anthology entitled Law Lit, from Atticus Finch to "The Practice": A Collection of Great Writing about the Law.

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