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The University of Pennsylvania boasts one of the nation’s broadest and deepest concentrations of scholars working at or near the intersection of law and philosophy. This breadth is richly represented at the Institute, whose 17 faculty members – more than half of whom have earned both a JD and a PhD – hold principal appointments in the Law School, the Philosophy Department, and at Wharton. The collective expertise of Institute faculty members ranges across the landscape of legal, moral, and political philosophy, covering such subfields as general jurisprudence, philosophy of criminal law, philosophy of tort law, philosophy of contracts, constitutional theory, democratic theory, liberalism, business ethics, bioethics, the ethics of war, distributive justice, racial and gender justice, global justice – and many more.

Directors

Mitch Berman

Mitchell Berman

Leon Meltzer Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director of the Institute of Law and Philosophy
 

William Ewald

Professor of Law and Philosophy; Co-Director of the Institute of Law and Philosophy
 

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan L’95

Earle Hepburn Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director, Institute of Law & Philosophy
 

Associate Directors

Samuel Freeman

Samuel Freeman

Avalon Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and Law
 
Amy Sepinwall

Amy Sepinwall

Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics
 
Daniel Wodak

Daniel Wodak

Assistant Professor of Law
 

Affiliated Faculty

Anita Allen

Anita L. Allen

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
 
Sigal Ben-Porath

Sigal Ben-Porath

Professor of Education and of Philosophy
 
Brian Berkey

Brian Berkey

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics
 
Claire Finkelstein

Claire Finkelstein

Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
 
Robert Hughes

Robert C. Hughes

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics
 
Julian Jonker

Julian Jonker

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics
 
Leo Katz

Leo Katz

Frank Carano Professor of Law
 
Errol Lord

Errol Lord

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Chair
 
Stephen Morse

Stephen J. Morse

Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry; Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society
 
Eric Orts

Eric C. Orts

Guardsmark Professor; Associate Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Chair
 
Alan Strudler

Alan Strudler

Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics
 
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Kok-Chor Tan

Professor of Philosophy