Professor of Practice David M. Crane will donate his papers, photographs, and other memorabilia from his time as Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL) to the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, an ABA-accredited law school in Charlottesville, VA.
Crane was SCSL prosecutor from 2002 to 2005. Before this appointment, he was Waldemar A. Solf Professor of International Law and Chairman of the International Law Department at the JAG School, a position he held after a US government career in the Office of Intelligence Review, Defense Intelligence Agency, and elsewhere.
The JAG School is one of the premier military legal history and war crimes research institutions in the world. Crane’s papers will join others related to notorious war crimes and crimes against humanity, including those on US vs. Calley, a court case arising from the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War. Once housed at the JAG School, Crane’s SCSL papers will be available to academic and other researchers interested in international tribunals.
Crane announced his retirement from the College of Law faculty in March 2018.