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"Stop! In the Name of Law" - Scott Hershovitz (University of Michigan)

Scott Hershovitz
Scott Hershovitz
School of Law
University of Michigan
328 Hirsch Hall
Special Information:
co-sponsored with the School of Law and the Willson Center for the Humanities & Arts

For more information on this event, visit the UGA School of Law webpage

This is a pre-read session with limited seating available. Please contact Aaron Meskin at if you are interested in attending.

Scott Hershovitz is the Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. He directs the University’s Law and Ethics Program. And he co-edits Legal Theory. Hershovitz writes about law and philosophy. His academic work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, The Yale Law Journal, and Ethics, among other places. In addition, he writes occasional essays about philosophy for the New York Times. Hershovitz's first book, Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with Kids—was published by Penguin Press in 2022. The second—Law is a Moral Practice—will be published by Harvard University Press in 2023.

Before joining the Michigan faculty, Hershovitz served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court and an attorney-advisor on the appellate staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Hershovitz earned a J.D. at the Yale Law School, a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and a M.A. and A.B. at the University of Georgia.

He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, Julie; his kids, Rex and Hank; and his dog, Bailey. He loves baseball, barbecue, and tacos.

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