John Fabian Witt

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John Fabian Witt (@JohnFabianWitt) is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor in the Yale History Department. The author of a number of books including Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History, which was awarded the Bancroft Prize, the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, and the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize.  The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history and was a New York Times Notable Book.  In 2010, Witt was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work on the laws of war. He is currently finishing a book on the Garland Fund, the philanthropic foundation that quietly financed the litigation campaign culminating in Brown v. Board of Education.
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