​Institute for Law and Philosophy

The mission of the Institute for Law and Philosophy is to advance knowledge on legal topics of philosophical significance, particularly those implicating moral, political and religious philosophical issues.

In furtherance of its mission, the Institute endeavors:

  • To educate law school faculty and students on the philosophical implications of various legal topics by introducing them to relevant literature and arguments and exposing them to major international scholars working on those topics.
  • To forge bonds between major international scholars and the wealth of talent on the USD law faculty and to acquaint others with the rich tradition of high-level intellectual exchange that characterizes the School of Law.
  • To supply conference papers of major significance written by internationally known scholars to USD's San Diego Law Review and Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Larry Alexander
Professor of Law - USD

Steven D. Smith
Professor of Law - USD

DIRECTORS

Richard Arneson
Dept. of Philosophy - UCSD

David Brink
Dept. of Philosophy - UCSD

Matt Zwolinski
Dept. of Philosophy - USD

AFFILIATED SCHOLARS

Harriet Baber
Dept. of Philosophy - USD

Saba Bazargan
Assistant Professor of Philosophy - UCSD

Abraham Bell
Professor of Law - USD

Laurence Claus
Professor of Law - USD

Donald Dripps
Professor of Law - USD

Miranda Perry Fleischer
Professor of Law - USD

 

Dana Kay Nelkin
Dept. of Philosophy - UCSD

Samuel C. Rickless
Dept. of Philosophy - UCSD

Connie Rosati
Dept. of Philosophy - University of Arizona

Maimon Schwarzschild
Professor of Law - USD

Lori Watson
Dept. of Philosophy - USD

Chris Wonnell
Professor of Law - USD