Leon Friedman is a Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law and maintains a private practice in New York City, specializing in civil rights, First Amendment law and intellectual property. He is the co-author of the four-volume set The Justices of the United States Supreme Court (1789-1969), which won the annual Scribes Award for the best book on a legal subject. In addition to authoring other books on constitutional law, he is the author of more than 100 law journal articles and newspaper columns. He has litigated numerous significant constitutional and civil rights cases. He is also the co-author of a Broadway play, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.