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Scott J. Shapiro

Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy (on leave, fall 2015)
Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School.Hejoined the Yale Law faculty in July 2008 as a professor of law and philosophy. He previously taught law and philosophy at the University of Michigan and before that, was a professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His areas of interest include jurisprudence, international law, constitutional law and theory, criminal law, family law, philosophy of action, and the theory of authority. He is the author of Legality (2011) and editor (with Jules Coleman) of The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (2002). He earned B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was senior editor of The Yale Law Journal. He and Oona Hathaway are currently working on THE WORST CRIME OF ALL, a history of international law as it has evolved from the 17th century through the present.

Ph.D., Columbia, 1996
J.D., Yale, 1990
B.A., Columbia, 1987

Courses Taught

Advanced Topics in Jurisprudence
Introduction to Transnational Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law and Administration
Family Law
Legal Theory Workshop Colloquium
Introduction to Legal Philosophy