John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor in the Yale History Department. His most recent book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History, 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.
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