B.A., Rutgers; B.Phil., Oxford; J.D., Yale; Ph.D., Yale
Areas of Expertise:
- Jurisprudence and Philosophy
- Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Cognitive Science
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Professor Tobia’s scholarship is in legal theory, empirical legal studies, legislation, health law, and LGBTQ law. At Georgetown, he teaches Torts, the Legal Justice Seminar, and Legal Interpretation. Tobia has also taught Philosophy of Law at the University of Oxford, and his book, Experimental Jurisprudence, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
Tobia received a B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Philosophy, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science from Rutgers University; a B.Phil. (M.A.) with distinction from Oxford as an Ertegun Scholar in the Humanities; and a J.D. and Ph.D. with distinction from Yale. Tobia was an Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, Coker Teaching Fellow in Torts, and Prize Teaching Fellow in Philosophy. Professor Tobia’s scholarship has been awarded the Yale Law School Felix S. Cohen prize for legal philosophy and the AALS Section on Jurisprudence “Future Promise Award” for scholarship in legal philosophy.
“What Law Professors Think About Legal Issues - and Why It Matters. A New Study Sheds Interesting Light on These Questions," coverage in Reason, August 8, 2022, featuring Professor Kevin Tobia.
"Give the CDC Back Its Power to Issue Mandates," an opinion piece by Professors Lawrence O. Gostin and Kevin Tobia, in The Daily Beast, June 9, 2022.
"The Linguistics Search Engine That Overturned the Federal Mask Mandate," coverage in The Verge, June 7, 2022, featuring Professor Kevin Tobia.
"Justice Jackson, the First Black Woman to Serve on the Supreme Court, Has Been Confirmed: What Does It Mean for the LGBTQ+ Community?”, coverage in Pride Source, April 8, 2022, featuring Professor Kevin Tobia.