Jeffrey Abramson is Professor of Law and Government and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties, the jury, and political theory. He is the author of We, the Jury: the Jury System and the Ideal of Democracy (Harvard 2000) as well as numerous law review articles. His newest book (Minerva's Owl: The Tradition of Western Political Thought) became available spring of 2009 (Harvard UP). Professor Abramson clerked for Rose Bird, the late Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, and served as an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts. He has recently completed an assignment as a court-appointed jury expert for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Massachusetts. Professor Abramson also teaches courses in the Department of Government in political theory.