John Parry is a professor of law at Lewis & Clark whose scholarly interests include the legal structures behind state power and the individual, with special reference to criminal law, civil rights law and foreign relations law. His previous academic posts include Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He clerked at the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and has private practice experience at Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC. He received his JD from Harvard Law and is the former chair of the Supreme Court Office of the Harvard Law Review. His latest work, “Understanding Torture,” is available through University of Michigan Press.