Scott Hershovitz teaches jurisprudence and tort law. Prior to joining the Michigan Law faculty, he clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge William A. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit. In between these clerkships, he was a member of the appellate staff of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Prof. Hershovitz is admitted to practice law in Georgia. His publications include "Two Models of Tort (and Takings)" in the Virginia Law Review, "Legitimacy, Democracy, and Razian Authority" in Legal Theory, and "Wittgenstein on Rules: The Phantom Menace" in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. He is also the editor of Exploring Law's Empire: The Jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin (2006).
Prof. Hershovitz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with an AB in political science and philosophy and an MA in philosophy. In addition to a JD from Yale Law School, he holds a DPhil in law from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.