Robert H. Jackson Center

Michael P. Scharf

Michael P. Scharf

Michael P. Scharf

Professor Scharf is the John Deaver Drinko- Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he is also the director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, the U.S. Director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute, and the director of the Henry T. King War Crimes Research Office. He teaches International Law, International Criminal Law, the Law of International Organizations and the War Crimes Research Lab.

Professor Scharf co-founded and continues to direct the Non Governmental Organization Public International Law and Policy Group. The group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Prosecutor of an International Criminal Tribunal and six governments for the work the group has done to help the prosecution of several major war criminals. Professor Scharf worked as Attorney Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, Attorney- Adviser for United Nations Affairs, and delegate tot the United Nations Human Rights Commission in the office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.

Professor Scharf earned his J.D from Duke University School of Law. He has been widely published with several award winning books, numerous scholarly articles, and some opinion editorial pieces in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, and International Herald Tribune. He was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law Alumni Association. While on sabbatical in 2008 Scharf served as a Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of the Cambodia Genocide Tribunal.

For a brief discussion by Professor Scharf about Robert H. Jackson and Nuremberg click here.