Saddam’s Host of Lawyers

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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2 Responses

  1. Kaimi says:


    Is it possible that some of these (many of them, perhaps) are contract attorneys reviewing the boxes of documents that the government may have produced in evidence? Or reviewing Saddam’s own boxes of documents?

    1100 sounds like too big a number. But if you include contract attorneys, I’ve worked on legal teams at Cravath that probably came pretty close to the 100 mark. A few hundred temps reviewing Saddam’s docs doesn’t sound that unrealistic.

  2. Dave Hoffman says:

    Kaimi, I think this falls under explanation #1, and I don’t think it is realistic. From what I’ve read, most of the defense “strategy” is an attack on the US and the court’s legitimacy, not a point-by-point rebuttal of the charges against him.