Thomas F. Lambert Jr.

Thomas F. Lambert Jr.

Law Professor

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Biography

Thomas F. Lambert Jr. was a Rhodes Scholar and graduated from Oxford University and Yale Law School. After World War II, he was personally selected by Justice Robert H. Jackson of the U.S. Supreme Court, as trial counsel for the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, where he prosecuted Martin Bormann, chief of the Nazi party, in absentia. Lambert was later chosen by Roscoe Pound to become editor-in-chief of the NACCA / ATLA (now AAJ), and was critical in bringing the organization to national prominence. He became Dean of Stetson University College of Law at age 26, and later taught at Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University College of Law. He was a staunch opponent of tort "reform," and pushed for new theories of recovery as tort law developed.