Professor Tobia’s research centers on legal theory, legislation, torts, LGBTQ law, and legal education. At Georgetown, Professor Tobia teaches Torts, the Legal Justice Seminar, Legal Philosophy, and Legal Interpretation.Prof.

Tobia received a B.A., summa cum laude, in Philosophy, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science from Rutgers University; a B.Phil. (Philosophy M.A.) with distinction from Oxford as an Ertegun Scholar in the Humanities; and a J.D. and Ph.D. with distinction from Yale, as an Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal and 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, and it has appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, and University of Chicago Law Review, and peer-reviewed journals including Analysis, Cognitive Science, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and Mind & Language.

Scholarship

Featured Scholarship

Kevin P. Tobia, The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press forthcoming).
Kevin P. Tobia, Brian Slocum & Victoria Nourse, Ordinary Meaning and Ordinary People, U. Pa. L. Rev. (forthcoming).
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Kevin P. Tobia, Experimental Jurisprudence, 89 U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming).
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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 P. Tobia, Brian Slocum & Victoria Nourse, Progressive Textualism, 110 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming).
Kevin P. Tobia, Empirical Methods and Legal Interpretation, 19 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci. (forthcoming).
Kevin Tobia, The Corpus and the Courts, U. Chi. L. Rev. Online, Mar. 5, 2021.
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Kevin P. Tobia, Testing Ordinary Meaning, 134 Harv. L. Rev. 726-806 (2020).
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