Matthew R. Lippman, PhD
Northwestern University (Political Science); American;Harvard University (Law)
Professor
Office: BSB 4064

Department of Criminal Justice
University of Illinois at Chicago
1007 West Harrison Street, M/C 141
Chicago, IL 60607
Voice: 312-413-2476
Fax: 312-996-8355
E-mail: mlippman@uic.edu

Fields of interest:

International human rights and international criminal law
Criminal law and criminal procedure
Civil liberties
Legal history of war crimes and the Nazi Holocaust.

Current Research Interests:

I have written a number of articles centering on gross and persistent violations of human rights including summary and arbitrary executions, disappearances, torture and the law of war. I recently completed a comprehensive set of articles reviewing the post-World War II trials of German industrialists, lawyers, doctors, concentration camp officials, diplomats and military leaders. These build on my ongoing work on genocide. Other articles explore interrogations, search and seizure and the law and morality of civil disobedience. I also have written on comparative law, most notably on Islamic criminal justice.

Short Bio:

Matthew R. Lippman is the leading legal expert on the Nazi holocaust. His most recent work centers on the legal profession in Nazi Germany, the extradition of Nazi war criminals and on the Genocide Convention. He is also serving on the legal team that is representing Chechenya in a World Court suit seeking to enjoin the continuing commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. His areas of interest include human rights and international criminal law, constitutional law, and legal history of war crimes. He recently completed a series of ten articles which review the post-World War II trials of German industrialists, lawyers, doctors, concentration camp officials, diplomats and military leaders. Dr. Lippman is also one of the leading legal writers on genocide and the 1948 Convention On The Punishment And Prevention Of The Crime Of Genocide. He has been cited or excerpted in leading international law texts and in various texts on criminal procedure (for Miranda or search and seizure), as well as by the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals.

Selected Publications:

"The Convention On The Prevention And Punishment Of The Crime of Genocide: Fifty Years Later", Arizona L. J. Int'l And Comparative Law Vol. 15, 415-514 (1998)

"The 1948 Convention On The Prevention And Punishment Of The Crime Of Genocide: Forty-Five Years Later", Temple Int'l And Comparative Law Journal Vol. 8, 1-84(1994).

"The Drafting Of The 1948 Convention On The Prevention And Punishment Of The Crime Of Genocide", Boston University International Law Journal Vol 3, 1-65(1984).

"The Prosecution of Josef Altostoetter Et. Al.: Law, Lawyers And Justice In The Third Reich, Dickinson/Penn State J. Int'l L. Vol. 16, 343-433 (1998).

Selected Accomplishments:

Editorial Advisory Board: Human Rights Quarterly;
Teaching Awards: Silver Circle (4);
2003 Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Professor of the Year Award;
2003 UIC Flame (Alumni) Teaching Award;
Teaching Recognition Award;
Excellence in Teaching Award;
Honors College Fellow of the Year