Democracy Convention

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Professor, Yale Law School


Building a Democracy Movement

Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School and the Visiting Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College, London. He joined the Yale Law faculty in July 2008 as a professor of law and philosophy. He previously taught law and philosophy at the University of Michigan. His areas of interest include jurisprudence, international law, constitutional law and theory, criminal law, philosophy of action, and the theory of authority. Scott is the author of Legality (2011) and editor (with Jules Coleman) of The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (2002). He is also the Director of Yale’s Center for Law and Philosophy, co-editor of Legal Theory and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (section on Legal Philosophy). Scott earned B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was senior editor of The Yale Law Journal.  He and Oona Hathaway have just published “The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World,” a history of international law as it has evolved from the 17th century through the present.