Professor Tobia’s scholarship is in legal theory, empirical legal studies, legislation, health law, and LGBTQ law. At Georgetown, he teaches Legislation, Torts, the Legal Justice Seminar, Legal Philosophy, and Experimental Jurisprudence. 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.


Featured Scholarship

William Eskridge, Brian Slocum & Kevin Tobia, Textualism’s Defining Moment, Colum. L. Rev. (forthcoming). [SSRN]
Eric Martínez & Kevin Tobia, What Do Law Professors Believe About Law and the Legal Academy?, Geo. L.J. (forthcoming). [SSRN]
Kevin Tobia, Brian Slocum & Victoria Nourse, Ordinary Meaning and Ordinary People, 171 U. Pa. L. Rev. 365-458 (2023). [Gtown Law] [W] [L] [SSRN]
R. Hannikainena, Kevin Tobia, Guilherme da F. C. F. de Almeida et al., Coordination and Expertise Foster Legal Textualism, 119 Proc. Nat’l Acad. Sci., Oct. 25, 2022, at e2206531119. [WWW] [SSRN]
Kevin Tobia, Experimental Jurisprudence, 89 U. Chi. L. Rev. 735-802 (2022).
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Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum & Victoria Nourse, Statutory Interpretation from the Outside, 122 Colum. L. Rev. 213-329 (2022).
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Kevin Tobia, Brian Slocum & Victoria Nourse, Progressive Textualism, 110 Geo. L.J. 1437-1493 (2022).
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Kevin P. Tobia, Testing Ordinary Meaning, 134 Harv. L. Rev. 726-806 (2020).
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