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Herzog, Don

Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law

3222 Jeffries 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 the forthcoming Sovereignty, RIP (2020) and A Little Book of Political Mistakes (2020), as well as Defaming the Dead (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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A Little Book of Political Mistakes. Self-published, pubpub, 2020.
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Sovereignty, RIP. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2020.

"Facts, Values, Justification, Democracy." Review of Why Does Inequality Matter?, by T. M. Scanlon. Harv. L. Rev. 131, no. 8 (2018): 2359-85.
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"Quentin Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought." In The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory, edited by J. T. Levy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. (Published online, print book forthcoming)
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"Democracy, Law, Compliance." Law & Soc. Inquiry, 42, no. 1 (2017): 6-15.
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Defaming the Dead. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2017.
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