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Hershovitz, Scott

Professor of Law

3254 Jeffries Hall

Scott Hershovitz is a professor of law and a professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan. He also directs the Law and Ethics Program. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, he was an attorney-adviser on the appellate staff of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Hon. William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Hershovitz earned an AB in political science and philosophy and an MA in philosophy fr​om the University of Georgia. He also holds a JD from Yale Law School and a DPhil in law from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Professor Hershovitz teaches and writes about jurisprudence and tort law. His publications include "The End of Jurisprudence" (Yale Law Journal, 2015), "The Model of Plans and the Prospects for Positivism" (Ethics, 2014), and "Harry Potter and the Trouble with Tort Theory" (Stanford Law Review, 2010).

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"Wrongs Without Rights." Review of Wrongs, Rights, and Third Parties, by N. Cornell. Jotwell (January 11, 2017).
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"Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law." J. Tort L. (2017).
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"The Search for a Grand Unified Theory of Tort Law." Review of Private Wrongs, by A. Ripstein. Harv. L. Rev. 130, no. 3 (2017): 942-70.
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"What's Missing in New Zealand?" Review of "Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility," by D. Enoch, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, edited by J. Oberdiek. Jotwell (2015): 41-3.
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"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, Calif.: Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, 2015.
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"The End of Jurisprudence." Yale L.J. 124, no. 4 (2015): 1160-204.
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