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Professor Jeremy Waldron

BA, LLB, MA, DPhil, FBA
Quondam Fellow since 2014
University Professor of Law, New York University School of Law since 2006
During academic year 2012/2013, Jeremy Waldron continued work on human dignity, institutional political theory, and jurisprudence, publishing twelve articles, most notably How Law Protects Dignity (Cambridge Law Journal), Separation of Powers (Boston College Law Review), and Stare Decisis and the Rule of Law (Michigan Law Review). He also delivered a number of public lectures, including; Jurisprudence for Hedgehogs (on the last phase of the late Ronald Dworkin’s philosophy of law) at Queen’s University Law School, in Kingston, Ontario; and Dirtying One's Hands by Working with Others, at Office and Responsibility: A Symposium in Honor of Dennis Thompson, at Harvard University.

Background

  • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 2014)
  • Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, All Souls College, Oxford (from 2010 to 2014)
  • Director, Center for Law and Philosophy (1996-7), Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law (1997), and, finally, University Professor, Columbia University, New York (from 1997 to 2006)
  • Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics, Princeton University (from 1996 to 1997)
  • Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (from 1987 to 1996)
  • Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (from 1983 to 1987)
  • Darby Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory, Lincoln College, Oxford (from 1980 to 1982)
  • Postgraduate, Lincoln College, Oxford (from 1978 to 1986)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Philosophy Department, University of Otago, New Zealand (from 1975 to 1978)
  • Undergraduate degrees at University of Otago, New Zealand (from 1974 to 1978)

Research interests

  • Constitutional Theory
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Political Theory

Publications

  • Torture, Terror and Tradeoffs: Philosophy for the White House (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Toleration and its Limits: Nomos XLVIII (New York University Press, 2008)
  • God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations of Locke’s Political Thought (CUP, 2003)
  • The Dignity of Legislation: The 1996 Seeley Lectures (CUP, 1999)
  • Law and Disagreement (OUP, 1999)
  • Liberal Rights: Collected Papers 1981-1991 (CUP, 1993)
  • The Right to Private Property (OUP, 1988)
  • Link to publications

Other professional memberships and roles

  • Board Member, American Society of Legal and Social Philosophy (from 2010 to 2011)
  • Member, Editorial Board of Ratio Juris (from 2005)
  • Editorial Board, Legal Theory (also 1994-2002) (from 2004)
  • Founding Member of Organizing Committee for Annual Conference on Analytic Legal Philosophy (from 1996)
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Political Philosophy (from 1990)
  • Editorial Board, Ethics (from 1989 to 2009)