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  • Professor of Law, College of Law, University of Utah
  • Distinguished Fellow, The Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law (CRSHL)

Research Summary

Areas of Expertise: Complicity, Bystander, Extremism, Counterterrorism, Criminal Law, International Law, National Security, Religion


  • Ph.D, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
  • J.D., Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • A.B., Honors in History, Kenyon College


Amos N. Guiora is Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah. He is a Distinguished Fellow at The Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Distinguished Fellow and Counselor at the International Center for Conflict Resolution, Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.
He is the Inaugural Chair of the University of Utah Independent Review Committee, Chair of the Gymnastics Canada Task Force on Assault and on the Board of Advisors for S.E.S.A.M.E., the leading national voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff. Professor Guiora is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Lauren McClusky Foundation, an organization honoring the legacy of Lauren McClusky, a University of Utah student athlete killed by an intimate partner in 2018.
Professor Guiora has an A.B. in history from Kenyon College, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a PhD from Leiden University. He has published extensively both in the United States and Europe on issues related to human rights, national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, the limits of power, and multiculturalism.
His most recent book is Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults (2020), His previous books include Populist and Islamist Challenges for International Law (2019); Earl Warren, Ernesto Miranda and Terrorism (2018); The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust (2017); and Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism (2014).
Professor Guiora’s research directly contributed to legislation ratified by the Utah Legislature, signed into law by Governor Cox on March 23, 2021, that criminalizes bystanders who do not intervene on behalf of children and vulnerable adults. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Brian King and sponsored by Sen. Kurt Bramble, enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support.