Professor Diamond is a member of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law faculty. He attended Yale College where he graduated magna cum laude and received departmental honors with exceptional distinction in social science. After graduation, Professor Diamond studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University in England for a year, and was awarded a diploma in criminology. He then went on to Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. After law school, Professor Diamond served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas P. Griesa of the United States District Court in New York. Before joining the Hastings faculty, Professor Diamond was associated with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, where he practiced in the litigation department. Professor Diamond teaches and writes on torts, criminal, and mass media law and is co-author of a criminal law casebook, a torts textbook and a forthcoming torts casebook.. His avocations include tennis and softball. Professor Diamond, his son, and his wife, Lucia, the librarian of the Robbins Collection, enjoy tennis, the beach, soccer, basketball, and video games.
John L. Diamond is not teaching any Law courses in Spring 2024.