Sofaer, Abraham D.

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Dates:
Birth 1938

Biographical notes:

Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1979-1985; legal adviser to the United States Department of State, 1985-1990.

From the description of Abraham D. Sofaer papers, 1934-2008. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872413

Biography Note

  • 1938 May 6: Born, Bombay (Mumbai), India
  • 1956 - 1959 : Served with United States Air Force
  • 1959: Naturalized as a citizen of the United States
  • 1962: Graduated magna cum laude in history, Yeshiva College, New York
  • 1964 - 1965 : Editor-in-Chief, New York Law Review
  • 1965: LL.B cum laude (Root-Tilden scholar), New York University Passed the bar
  • 1965 - 1966 : Law clerk, J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 - 1967 : Law clerk, William J. Brennan Jr., U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 - 1969 : Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. District Court, Southern District, New York City, New York
  • 1969 - 1979 : Professor of Law, Columbia University, New York City, New York
  • 1974 - 1975 : Meyer Professor of Law and Social Research, Columbia University
  • 1975: Brainerd Currie lecturer, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1975 - 1976 : Hearing Officer, New York Department of Environment Conservation
  • 1976: Author, War, Foreign Affairs and Constitutional Power: The Origins
  • 1976 - 1978 : Member, Board of Directors, Citizens Union and Mobilization for Youth Legal Services
  • 1979 - 1985 : Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University
  • 1979 - 1985 : Judge, U.S District Court, Southern District of New York City, New York
  • 1980: Doctor of Law, honoris causa, Yeshiva University, New York
  • 1985: Author, The Political Offense and Terrorism and The United States and the World Court
  • 1985 - 1990 : Legal advisor, Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  • 1986: Author, The War Powers Resolution and Antiterrorist Operations
  • 1988: Author, The War Powers Resolution
  • 1990: Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • 1990 - 1994 : Practiced law with Hughes, Hubbard, and Reed, Washington, D.C.
  • 1994 - : Senior Fellow and George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • 1999: Author, The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons
  • 2001: Author, The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism

From the guide to the Abraham D. Sofaer Papers, 1934-2007, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Airlines--United States
  • War (International law)
  • Anti-missile missiles
  • War and emergency powers--United States
  • Arms control
  • Journalism
  • Airlines
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Journalism--United States
  • War and emergency powers
  • International law
  • Israel
  • Water--Law and legislation
  • Strategic Defense Initiative

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  • Israel (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)