|Intro||Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law, Yale University|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||29 April 1957|
James Q. Whitman is an American lawyer and Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale University.
He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and a J.D., from Columbia University with a M.A., and from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. He was a Guggenheim Fellow. In 2015, he was awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
Whitman's 2017 book, Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law, received critical acclaim. Neoconservative scholar Joshua Muravchik dismissed the book as mere reductio ad Hitlerum.
In 2017, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AASS).
- The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War. Harvard University Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-674-06714-1.
- The Origins of Reasonable Doubt: Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial. Yale University Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-300-11600-7.
- Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide Between America and Europe. Oxford University Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-19-518260-6.
- "The Two Western Cultures of Privacy: Dignity versus Liberty", Yale Law Journal, Vol. 113, April 2004
- The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Era: Historical Vision and Legal Change, Princeton University Press, 1990, ISBN 978-0-691-05560-2
- Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. Princeton University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0691172422
- Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration. Aeon, 13 December 2016