Kimberly Kessler Ferzan L'95
Earle Hepburn Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director, Institute of Law & Philosophy
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan joined the Law School in 2020, after serving on the University of Virginia faculty, where she was the Harrison Robertson Professor of Law and the Joel B. Piassick Research Professor of Law. Ferzan teaches criminal law, evidence, advanced criminal law, and advanced law and philosophy seminars.
Ferzan's work focuses on criminal law theory.
REFLECTIONS ON CRIME AND CULPABILITY: PROBLEMS AND PUZZLES (Cambridge University Press, 2018) (with Larry Alexander).
LEGAL, MORAL, AND METAPHYSICAL TRUTHS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF MICHAEL S. MOORE (Oxford 2016) (ed. with Stephen J. Morse).
CRIME AND CULPABILITY: A THEORY OF CRIMINAL LAW (Cambridge University Press 2009) (co-authored with Larry Alexander & Stephen Morse).
CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS (Oxford University Press 2009) (co-edited with Paul Robinson & Stephen Garvey).
Articles and Book Chapters
Rethinking The Ends of Harm, 32 LAW & PHIL. 177 (2013).
Beyond the Special Part, in PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL LAW (R.A. Duff & Stuart Green, eds., Oxford University Press 2011) (with Larry Alexander).
Justification and Excuse, in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PHILOSOPHY OF CRIMINAL LAW (David Dolinko & John Deigh, eds., Oxford University Press 2011).
Intention, in A COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY 2d ed. (Dennis Patterson, ed., Blackwell 2010).
More publications can be found here.
The Reach of the Realm (May 6, 2020), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-40; CRIM. L. & PHIL. (forthcoming). (forthcoming)
#BelieveWomen and the Presumption of Innocence: Clarifying the Questions for Law and Life (May 4, 2020), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2020-39; NOMOS (forthcoming). (forthcoming)