Frank Carano Professor of Law
Leo Katz’s work focuses on criminal law and legal theory more generally. By connecting criminal law, moral philosophy, and the theory of social choice, he tries to shed light on some of the most basic building block notions of the law — coercion, deception, consent, and the use and abuse of legal stratagems, among others.
WHY THE LAW IS SO PERVERSE (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011).
FOUNDATIONS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW, ed. with Stephen Morse and Michael Moore (New York: Oxford University Press 1999).
ILL-GOTTEN GAINS: EVASION, BLACKMAIL, FRAUD AND KINDRED PUZZLES OF THE LAW (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1996).
BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS: CONUNDRUMS OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1987).
Articles and Book Chapters
Do We Need a Doctrine of Complicity?, in LEGAL, MORAL, AND METAPHYSICAL TRUTHS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF MICHAEL S. MOORE (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan & Stephen J. Morse eds., Oxford 2016).
A Theory of Loopholes, 39 J. LEGAL STUD. 1 (2010).
Some Memories and Some Ideas, YEARBOOK OF THE WISSENSCHAFTSKOLLEG OF BERLIN (forthcoming, 2009).
Complicity and the Murderous Judge, in CRIMINAL LAW STORIES (R. Weissberg ed., 2008).
Justification and Harm in Negligence, 4 THEORETICAL INQUIRY L. 397 (2003).
Duress, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MacMillan Press 2002).
Comments on Scott Shapiro, in 1 LEGAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 217 (Enrique Villanueva ed., 2002).
More publications can be found here.
- Criminal Law
- Corporate Law
- Law and Moral Theory
Penn Law - Frank Carano Professor of Law (2005- ); Professor of Law (1991-2005)
University of Michigan Law School - Assistant Professor (1987-91)
Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2007-08)
Mayer, Brown and Platt - Associate (1984-87)
Visiting - Australian National University, RSSS; Berkeley (Guggenheim fellowship for work in criminal law theory); Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt
Law Clerk to the Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Criminal Law
- Law and Morality