Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
AB, summa cum laude, Princeton University
JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
John Parry’s scholarly work focuses broadly on legal structures that restrain or permit the exercise of state power on individuals, with a particular emphasis on criminal law, civil rights law, and foreign relations law. Before coming to Lewis & Clark, Parry was assistant and associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He also practiced law for several years with Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. He is a former law clerk to the Hon. James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a former chair of the Supreme Court Office of the Harvard Law Review. Parry is the author of “Understanding Torture” (Michigan 2010). He has also co-authored a casebook on criminal law and edited three collections of essays. His articles have appeared in a number of law reviews and edited collections. Parry is a member of the American Law Institute.