Weschler, Herbert

Weschler, Herbert

(1909–  ) assistant attorney general, criminal law adviser; born in New York City. As assistant attorney general he helped establish the International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg (1945) and served as technical adviser to the tribunal judge. Counsel in many important Supreme Court cases, a professor at Columbia Law School (1933), he assisted drafting the federal rules of criminal procedure and the revised penal law and code of criminal procedure for New York State, as well as assisting in revision of the federal appellate court system. He directed the Institute of American Law for 20 years and was author of many books and articles.