Alan Hirsch, Instructor in the Humanities and Chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College, is the author of numerous works of legal scholarship and many books, including, most recently, “A Short History of Presidential Election Crises: (And How to Prevent the Next One).” His previous books include “Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future” and “For the People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights” (Free Press, coauthored with Akhil Amar). He received a J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from Amherst College. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Newsday, and the Village Voice. Hirsch also serves as a trial consultant and expert witness on interrogations and criminal confessions, testifying around the nation. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusettes.