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Herzog, Don

Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law

3222 South Hall
Don Herzog is the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law. His main teaching interests are political, moral, legal, and social theory; constitutional interpretation; torts; and the First Amendment. He i​s the author of numerous books, including Defaming the Dead (forthcoming, Yale University Press, 2017), which is available for free online. Professor Herzog holds an AB from Cornell University and an AM and PhD from Harvard University, where he studied government. He joined the Political Science Department at the University of Michigan in 1983 and holds a joint appointment with that department and the Law School. In 2011, Professor Herzog was selected by the U-M student body to receive its coveted Golden Apple, the only University-wide teaching award given by students themselves. He is the first law professor to receive a Golden Apple in the award's 20-year history.

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Defaming the Dead. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, Forthcoming.
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Co-author. "Theories of the Common Law of Torts." J. Coleman and G. Mendlow, co-authors. In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by E. N. Zalta. Stanford: Metaphysics Research Lab, 2015.
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"Was That a Song?" Mich. Q. Rev. 52, no. 4 (October 2013).
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"Is(n't) Catharine MacKinnon a Liberal?" Am. Phil. Ass'n. Newsl. Phil. & Law 12, no. 2 (2013): 11-6.
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Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2013.
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"Cute Prickly Critter with Presbyopia." Review of Justice for Hedgehogs, by R. Dworkin. Mich L. Rev. 110, no. 6 (2012): 953-68.
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"Aristocratic Dignity?" In Dignity, Rank, and Rights, by J. Waldron; edited by M. Dan-Coen, 99-118. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Received Honorable Mention Award for Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders from the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.