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Harry N. Scheiber

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Harry N. Scheiber is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also Director of the Institute for Legal Research and is the Stefan Riesenfeld Chair Professor of Law and History, Emeritus, in the School of Law. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has twice been a Guggenheim Fellow, was Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer in Australia, is honorary life fellow of the American Society for Legal History (of which he was president), and was awarded the honorary doctorate in law from Uppsala University, in Sweden. At UC Berkeley Law School he has been Director since 1995 of the Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law, and for ten years Co-Director of the Law of the Sea Institute. Recently he was Wallace Fujiyama Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law in the Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i. He is author of more than 150 articles in journals of law, history, and social science. Books of which he is author or editor include, among others, The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-21; American Economic History; Ohio Canal Era: A Study of State Government and the Economy; Earl Warren and the Warren Court; American Law and the Constitutional Order; The State and Freedom of Contract; Law of the Sea—The Common Heritage and Emerging Challenges; Legal Cultures and the Legal Profession; Inter-Allied Conflict and Modern Ocean Law Origins, 1945-52; The Old Northwest—Studies in Regional History; Perspectives on Federalism; Federalism and the Judicial Mind; Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters; The Oceans in the Nuclear Age; The Japanese Legal System—An Era of Transition; and New Concepts of Rights in Japanese Law. With coauthor Jane L. Scheiber, he is completing a new book, entitled Bayonets in Paradise, on martial law in World War II Hawai'i.