The Abraham D. Sofaer Papers record his accomplishments as a legal adviser, a judge, a professor, and a writer. The most important
segment of this collection is his handling of the libel suit brought against
Time magazine by Ariel Sharon in 1984.
He also deals with the international laws of warfare and the presidential war-making powers in the United States. The legal
interpretation of the 1972 Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty and its effects on development of the Strategic Defense Initiative
form a significant part of his legal proceedings.
Materials include writings, reports, notes, studies, correspondence, memoranda, legal records, and printed matter. They help
focus on such cases as well as issues relating to airline industry of the United States, water use law, and terrorism.
Box numbers 36, 122, and 138-139 are closed during the lifetime of Abraham D. Sofaer, the remainder of the collection is open