Allegra McLeod is Associate Professor of Law and her research and teaching interests include criminal law and procedure, immigration law, international and comparative law, and legal and political theory. She practiced immigration and criminal law at the California-Mexico border as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow and staff attorney with the ABA Immigration Justice Project, an organization she helped to create. Her publications appear in the Georgetown Law Journal, California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Yale Law & Policy Review, Harvard Unbound, and American Criminal Law Review.
David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy. His scholarship includes edited anthologies on legal ethics, textbooks on international criminal law and legal ethics, and more than 180 articles on international criminal law, moral and legal philosophy, professional ethics, law and literature, just war theory, and issues surrounding the U.S. "war on terrorism." His books include Torture, Power, and Law; Legal Ethics and Human Dignity; and Lawyers and Justice: An Ethical Study. Professor Luban serves on the editorial boards of Ethics & International Affairs and Legal Ethics, and is a founding editor of the weblog Just Security.
Emma Coleman Jordan is Professor of Law and a leading expert in economic justice issues and the financial services industry. She teaches courses in Federal Regulation of Banking: Modern Financial Institutions and Change; Commercial Law: Payments and Secured Transactions; and Contemporary Issues in Economic Justice. Her scholarly work includes the textbook, Economic Justice: Race, Gender, Identity and Economics, which is a capstone to a series of articles, chapters, and books she has written on the subject. These publications include The Short End of The Stick: The Role of Race in Law, Markets and Social Structures; Beyond Rational Choice: Alternative Perspectives on Economics; A Woman's Place is in the Marketplace: Gender and Economics; When Markets Fail: Race and Economics; and Cultural Economics: Markets and Culture.
Gary Peller is Professor of Law and he has taught Constitutional Law, Contracts, Torts, Civil Rights, Bargain, Exchange & Liability, Criminal Procedure, Radical Legal Thought, and Jurisprudence at Georgetown. His writings are primarily in the field of legal theory and legal history. His most recent book is Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice (Paradigm 2012). His scholarly articles include History, Identity, and Alienation in the Connecticut Law Review and State Action and a New Birth of Freedom in the Georgetown Law Journal.
Gregory Klass is Professor of Law and his scholarship focuses on contract law and legal theory. He has written on fraud liability between contracting parties, remedies for bad faith breach and other noncooperative behavior, intent to contract requirements, the relationship between contract law and extra-legal norms, and the general theory of contract law. Professor Klass received the Scribes Book Award for Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent, which he co-authored with Ian Ayres. Before coming to Georgetown Law, he served as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.
Heidi Li Feldman is Professor of Law and she is Co-Director of the Joint Degree in Law and Philosophy. Her areas of specialty include tort law, legal theory, legal ethics, ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophy of mind. Professor Feldman teaches torts, advanced torts, and seminars in legal history and legal ethics. Her scholarly publications include Cardozo Not Holmes, Fallibilism Not Skepticism, Pragmatism Not Legal Realism; Toward an Ethics of Being Lobbied: Affirmative Obligations To Listen; and Appellate Adjudication as Conceptual Engineering, in Pragmatism, Law, and Language.
John Mikhail is Professor of Law and his research interests include torts, criminal law, constitutional law, international law, jurisprudence, moral and legal philosophy, legal history, and law and cognitive science. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University and was a Lecturer and Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His scholarship includes the book Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment, which is a revised and expanded version of his Ph.D dissertation on "Rawls' Linguistic Analogy." His publications have also appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals, including Stanford Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Law and History Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Psychology of Learning and Motivation, and Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie.
Julie E. Cohen is Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology and one of the nation’s leading experts in copyright theory and privacy theory. She teaches and writes about copyright, information privacy regulation, and the governance of information and communication networks. Her book Configuring the Networked Self (2012) won the Association of Internet Researchers 2013 Book Award. Professor Cohen’s other scholarship includes numerous articles on copyright law, privacy, and intellectual property, such as the articles What Privacy Is For, Creativity and Culture in Copyright Theory, and The Zombie First Amendment, and the casebook Copyright in a Global Information Economy.
Lawrence Solum is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and he is an internationally recognized legal theorist who works in constitutional theory, procedure, and the philosophy of law. He is co-author of the monograph "Destruction of Evidence," widely acknowledged by courts and commentators as the leading authority on its subject. His volume on prior adjudication and related doctrines in "Moore's Federal Practice" has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and every circuit court of appeal. He has also authored scholarly articles in numerous journals, and he is the editor of Legal Theory Blog, an influential weblog that focuses on developments in contemporary normative and positive legal theory.
Naomi Mezey is a Professor of Law and her teaching fields include Legislation, Civil Procedure, Jurisprudence, Gender & Sexuality, and Law & Culture. Her scholarship on film, maternalism, cultural property and collective identities integrates law, legal theory, and cultural studies. She previously served as academic co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and is currently the Associate Dean for the J.D. Program.
Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and teaches constitutional law and contracts. He argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004 and represented the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in 2011-12. Professor Barnett’s publications span more than one hundred articles and reviews, as well as ten books, including Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People (forthcoming 2016), Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (2d ed., 2014), and The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (2d ed. 2014) His most recent work in legal theory includes "The Libertarian Middle Way" in the Chapman Law Review.
Robin L. West is Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy. She has written extensively on gender issues and feminist legal theory, constitutional law and theory, jurisprudence, legal philosophy, and law and literature. Her scholarship includes the books In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice and Teaching Law: Justice, Politics, and the Demands of Professionalism. In 2015, Professor West was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.