Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and law professor, the author of the widely praised novels, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and the novel-in-stories, Elijah Visible. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, among other national publications. He moderates an annual series of discussions on Jewish culture and politics at the 92nd Street Y.
He is the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches courses in human rights, legal humanities, and law and literature, and also directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society.
He is the author of The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right, which was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2004. He is the editor of the anthology, Law Lit, from Atticus Finch to "The Practice": A Collection of Great Writing about the Law. His forthcoming book is entitled, Payback: The Case for Revenge.