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Thomas A. Green

Thomas A. Green joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1972.


Thomas A. Green, the John P. Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law and Professor of History, is a graduate of Columbia University. He received a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He taught medieval and English history at Bard College. At Michigan, he teaches English and American legal history both to law students and to students of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. His primary research interest is the history of criminal law. Within that field he emphasizes the cultural foundations of law and legal institutions, with a main emphasis on the social and intellectual history of the criminal trial jury and ideas regarding criminal responsibility. He is the author of Verdict According to Conscience: Perspectives on the English Criminal Trial Jury, 1200-1800 (1985), "Freedom and Criminal Responsibility in the Age of Pound" (Michigan Law Review, June 1995), and editor of Studies in Legal History, sponsored by the American Society for Legal History. Professor Green is also the co-editor of On the Laws and Customs of England: Essays in Honor of Samuel E. Thorne (1981) and Twelve Good Men and True: The Criminal Trial Jury, 1200-1800 (1988). He is currently working on the history of the American criminal trial jury and criminal responsibility. He came to Michigan in 1972.

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*    "Chairs honor professors," 35 L. Quadrangle Notes 6-7 (1992).

*    "New Faculty Additions Have Varied Interests", 17 L. Quadrangle Notes (Winter, 1973).


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