(February 13, – November 13, 2007) was an American legal scholar who was an expert in comparative, international and Soviet/Russian law as well as legal history, philosophy of law and the intersection of law and religion. He was a law professor at Harvard Law School and Emory University School of Law for more than sixty years, and held the James Barr Ames Professorship of Law at Harvard before he was appointed as the first Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory. He has been described as "one of the great polymaths of American legal education." "In Praise of a Legal Polymath: A Special Issue Dedicated to the Memory of Harold J. Berman (1918–2007)," Emory Law Journal, Vol. 57, No. 6 (2008):
[Voice of America] - It was written by Mark Twain and adapted for Special English by Harold Berman. Your narrator was Shep O'Neal. Listen again next week at this same time for another American Story told in Special English on the Voice of America. This is Susan Clark.
[Charisma News Online] - When a young law student, Dr. Richards was professionally influenced by the late Harvard University legal historian Harold Berman. Berman's work oriented Dr. Richards to the areas of law and religion, jurisprudence and international law.
[Acton Institute (blog)] - And it's confirmed by other scholarship, including Harold Berman's outstanding work in the history of Western law, and his study of religious liberty and America's founding. ix My point here is that the institutions and laws in what we call the