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Crescente Molina

Lecturer on Law

Spring 2023

Crescente Molina
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Crescente Molina is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Project on the Foundations of Private Law and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. His research concerns private law theory and related areas of legal and moral philosophy. He is currently working on several articles on the conceptual and moral foundations of contract law, as well as on central topics in the philosophy of private law and general jurisprudence such as the relationship between individual rights and the permissibility of coercive legal remedies, and the notion of legal power. His work has appeared in highly regarded legal and moral philosophy peer-reviewed journals such as Law and Philosophy and the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. He has law degrees from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (summa cum laude) and UC Berkeley, and a doctorate (DPhil) in philosophy of law from the University of Oxford.

Before joining HLS, he spent a year as a Research Associate at University College, Oxford, and prior to his career in academia worked representing clients in international and domestic commercial arbitration proceedings.