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Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

  • Ryan D. Doerfler

    February 1, 2023

    Ryan Doerfler’s research focuses on the role of the judiciary within a democratic system. His recent work includes a critical reassessment of the embrace of…

  • Anne Orford

    February 1, 2023

    Anne Orford is Melbourne Laureate Professor and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law at Melbourne Law School, and Visiting Professor of Law and John…

  • Janet E. Halley

    February 1, 2023

    Janet Halley is an expert on feminist legal theory; sex, sexuality, gender and the law; family law; law and humanities; and critical legal studies. She…

  • Alan Jenkins

    February 1, 2023

    Alan Jenkins is a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School where he teaches courses on Race and the Law, Communication, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence.

  • Kristen A. Stilt

    February 1, 2023

    Kristen A. Stilt is Professor of Law and also Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program and Director of the Program on Law…

  • Lucie E. White

    February 1, 2023

    Lucie White is the Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. After working for two decades on US social welfare law, she…

  • Daniel R. Coquillette

    February 1, 2023

    The author of On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century (with Bruce Kimball), Portrait of a Patriot: The Quincy Papers (with…

  • Kenneth W. Mack

    February 1, 2023

    Kenneth W. Mack is the inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also the co-faculty…

  • Richard W. Clary

    February 1, 2023

    Richard W. Clary was a partner for 35 years in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, retiring at the end of 2020.

  • Jon D. Hanson

    February 1, 2023

    Jon Hanson is the Alan A. Stone Professor of Law and the Director of the Systemic Justice Project. Hanson graduated from Yale…

  • Sara Budish

    February 1, 2023

    Sara del Nido Budish is Assistant Director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

  • Christine A. Desan

    February 1, 2023

    Christine Desan teaches about the political economy of capitalism, the constitutional law of money, the international monetary system, constitutional history, and legal theory. Her research…

  • Christopher Lewis

    February 1, 2023

    My research is about how the law (especially the criminal law) can be more fairly and efficiently administered in response to social and economic inequality. Before…

  • Richard H. Fallon

    February 1, 2023

    Richard H. Fallon, Jr., joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1982, was promoted to full professor in 1987, and is…

  • Christopher S. Havasy

    February 1, 2023

    Chris Havasy has research and teaching interests in administrative law, constitutional law, corporate law and governance, legislation and statutory interpretation, and torts. His current projects…

  • Anna Lvovsky

    February 1, 2023

    Anna Lvovsky is a Professor of Law and an Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University. At the Law School, she teaches courses on American…

  • Nancy Gertner

    February 1, 2023

    Judge Nancy Gertner is a graduate of Barnard College and Yale Law School where she was an editor on The Yale Law Journal. She received…

  • Holger Spamann

    February 1, 2023

    Holger Spamann is the Lawrence R. Grove Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law and corporate finance. His research focuses…

  • Charles Fried

    February 1, 2023

    Educated at Princeton, Oxford and Columbia Law School, Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law, has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1961. He…

  • Joseph W. Singer

    February 1, 2023

    Professor Joseph William Singer has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1992. He was appointed Bussey Professor of Law in 2006. He began teaching…

  • Michael J. Sandel

    February 1, 2023

    Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His writings—on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets-have been translated into 30 languages. His…

  • Lewis D. Sargentich

    February 1, 2023

    Lewis Daniel Sargentich teaches a section of the 1L Torts course and courses in jurisprudence and legal theory. He has been teaching at HLS since…

  • Stephen Sachs

    February 1, 2023

    Stephen E. Sachs is the Antonin Scalia Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, and seminars on…

  • Benjamin Eidelson

    February 1, 2023

    Benjamin Eidelson is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Eidelson’s writing focuses on the interplay of moral principles and legal rules.

  • Steven M. Shavell

    February 1, 2023

    Steven Shavell graduated from the University of Michigan in 1968, was an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control…

  • Adrian Vermeule

    February 1, 2023

    Adrian Vermeule is the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law. Before coming to the Law School, he was the Bernard D. Meltzer Professor…

  • John Goldberg

    February 1, 2023

    John Goldberg, an expert in tort law, tort theory, and political philosophy, joined the Law School faculty in 2008 and served as a Deputy Dean…

  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

    July 10, 2022