About the Program

The Law and Philosophy Program at Columbia Law School cultivates the exploration of philosophical issues surrounding legal institutions. This includes general jurisprudence (on the nature of law) and special jurisprudence (on particular areas of law), as well as the many ways in which legal institutions implicate subdisciplines of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, and philosophy of mind and language. Programming includes a Law and Philosophy Workshop series during the academic year, an annual legal theory conference, and a cross-institutional, collaborative community of affiliated scholars.

Fall 2023 Events Calendar

September 22–24: Conference in Tribute to Joseph Raz 

October 25, 4 P.M.–-6 P.M.: Law and Philosophy Workshop: Daniel Viehoff (NYU)

November 15, 4 P.M.–6 P.M.: Law and Philosophy Workshop: Felipe Jimenez (USC)

December 6, 4 P.M.–6 P.M,: Law andPhilosophy Workshop: Lily Hu (Yale)


Columbia Law School Faculty Affiliates

Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Katherine Franke, Jamal Greene, Bernard Harcourt, Jeremy Kessler, Madhav Khosla, Jody Kraus, Dave Pozen, Kendall Thomas


Affiliated Scholars

Lily Hu (Yale Philosophy), Jenny Judge (University of Melbourne Philosophy), Jed Lewinsohn (Pitt Philosophy), Ketan Ramakrishnan (Yale Law), Erick Sam (Utah Law), Daniel Viehoff (NYU Philosophy), Salome Viljoen (Michigan Law)


Law & Philosophy Fellow

Samuel Lee