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 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.
"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.
"Historic Supreme Court confirmation comes at a time when some in the GOP are trying to reverse LGBTQ rights,” coverage in CNN, April 7, 2022, featuring Professor Kevin Tobia.
"Corpus linguistics: What if Big Data Helped Judges Decide Exactly What Words Mean?" coverage by Slate, April 8, 2021, featuring Associate Professor Kevin Tobia.
"A Virtual on Corpus Linguistics," a panel hosted by The Federalist Society featuring Associate Professor Kevin Tobia, January 30, 2021.