Hirsch Professor Alan Hirsch teaches legal studies at Williams College. He has also taught constitutional law at Williams, where he has been on the faculty since 2004. In addition, he has taught law at Hartwick College and Bennington College.

Alan is coauthor of the influential and oft-cited AWARDING ATTORNEY'S FEES AND MANAGING FEES LITIGATION (Federal Judicial Center, 2005), among other publications on attorney's fees, and served as an expert consultant on attorney's fees in the Phen-Fen Diet Drug litigation. He also serves as an expert on false confessions. Following his education at Amherst College and Yale Law School, Alan served as a law clerk for Judge Edward Becker on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He subsequently spent several years as a Senior Attorney/Writer for the Federal Judicial Center. Alan is the author of six books and monographs, a dozen scholarly articles in leading law journals, and more than twenty op-eds and magazine articles on various aspects of the legal system, appearing in The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Newsday, among other publications. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.

small_hirsch1The Federal Judicial Center's Attorney's Fees Monograph, coauthored by Professor Hirsch.