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John Bessler is a visiting professor of law at the George Washington University Law School and the spouse of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. He attended Mankato Loyola High School. He previously taught at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he specialized in death penalty issues since 1998. In addition, Professor Bessler has clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Mason of the District of Minnesota, and he has practiced law as a partner at the Minneapolis law firm of Kelly & Berens, P.A.

Professor Bessler is a "leading authority"[1] on the death penalty, having written three books on the subject. Two of those books, Death in the Dark: Midnight Executions in America and Legacy of Violence: Lynch Mobs and Executions in Minnesota were Minnesota Book Award finalists. His other book, Writing for Life, has also been successful.

In addition, Professor Bessler has studied international human rights law at Oxford University. He has also written law review articles for the Indiana Law Journal and the Arkansas Law Review.

Notes

  1. ^ "George Washington University Law School Faculty Profile" (HTML). George Washington University Law School. http://www.law.gwu.edu/faculty/profile.aspx?id=12643. Retrieved 2008-10-31.  

References

  • George Washington University Law School Faculty Profile [1]
  • Gale Reference Team (December 16, 2007). Biography - Bessler, John D. Thomson Gale.  

John Bessler is a visiting professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the spouse of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Bessler attended Mankato Loyola High School and received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, M.F.A. from Hamline University and his M.St. from Oxford University.

Bessler previously taught at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he specialized in death penalty issues and is considered a "leading authority"[1], having written three books on the subject. Two of those books, Death in the Dark: Midnight Executions in America and Legacy of Violence: Lynch Mobs and Executions in Minnesota were Minnesota Book Award finalists. He also authored Writing for Life.

In addition, Bessler has clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Mason of the District of Minnesota, has practiced law as a partner at Kelly & Berens, P.A., has studied international human rights law at Oxford University and has written articles for the Indiana Law Journal and the Arkansas Law Review.

References

  1. ^ "George Washington University Law School Faculty Profile" (HTML). George Washington University Law School. http://www.law.gwu.edu/faculty/profile.aspx?id=12643. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  • Gale Reference Team (December 16, 2007). Biography - Bessler, John D. Thomson Gale. 

External links

University of Baltimore School of Law Faculty Profile
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