Contributions: Giovanna Borradori
Giovanna Borradori is professor of philosophy and chair of philosophy at Vassar College. She specializes in European philosophy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In recent years, her research has focused on the aesthetics of architecture and the philosophy of terrorism. She is the editor of Recoding Metaphysics: The New Italian Philosophy (Northwestern University Press, 1988) and the author of two books: The American Philosopher (University of Chicago Press, 1993) and Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida (University of Chicago Press, 2003), a “philosophy best-seller” translated in ten languages.
Contributions: Marinos Diamantides
Marinos Diamantides is a professor of constitutional law and political science, and director of the LL.M. in constitutional law, theory and politics at the School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London. His research includes award-winning work on the significance for jurisprudence of the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, as well as investigations into political theology and public law. His books include Political Theology: Demystifying the Universal (Edinburgh University Press, 2017, with Anton Schutz); Law, Islam, and Identity (Routledge, 2011, with Adam Gearey); Law, Levinas, Politics (Routledge, 2009, 2nd ed.); and The Ethics of Suffering: Modern Law, Philosophy, and Medicine (Ashgate, 2000). He is currently working on a book on political theology and constitutionalism. He has held visiting appointments at University of Kyoto, Japan; University of California School of Law, Berkeley; Cardozo School of Law, New York; and Hebrew University, Israel.
Contributions: Allen Feldman
Allen Feldman, professor of mediology at New York University, a pioneer in the ethnography of violence, the body, and the senses, is the author of Archives of the Insensible: Of War, Photopolitics, and Dead Memory (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland (University of Chicago Press, 1991). He has conducted ethnographic research on the politicization of the gaze, the body, and the senses in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and the post-9/11 global war on terror. His research and teaching interests include visual culture, political aesthetics, political animality, and the political theology of media.
Contributions: Stanley Fish
Stanley Fish, in addition to being one of the ountry’s leading public intellectuals, is a prolific author whose works include over two hundred scholarly publications and books. He has written for many of the country’s leading law journals, including Stanford Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and Texas Law Review. His most recent, and best-selling, works are How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One (2014), and Think Again: Contrarian Reflections on Life, Culture, Politics, Religion, Law, and Education (2015). His newest book, The First: How to Think about Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump, is forthcoming in April 2019. He is also a contributor to The Opinionator blog for the New York Times.
Contributions: Peter Goodrich
Peter Goodrich is Professor of Law and Director of the Program of Law and Humanities, Cardozo School of Law.
Contributions: Pierre Legrand
Pierre Legrand teaches law at the Sorbonne, where he directed the postgraduate program on globalization and legal pluralism for over fifteen years. He publishes in English and French, and his work has been translated in seven languages, including Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. He teaches and writes about salient theoretical issues arising from comparative interventions in a globalizing world, and seeks to revisit the conventional models governing comparative study by defending an oppositional stance vis-à-vis the core traditional epistemological assumptions held by orthodox comparativists. His publications include numerous articles and books. In recent years, he has written extensively on the relevance of Jacques Derrida’s work for comparative legal studies and for law in general, including “Siting Foreign Law: How Derrida Can Help,” Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law (2011); a contribution to Derrida and Legal Philosophy, ed. Peter Goodrich et al. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); and a chapter on Derrida and law for the Blackwell Companion to Derrida, ed. Zeynep Direk and Leonard Lawlor (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). He is preparing Negative Comparative Law for Routledge, a critical conspectus on the theory of comparative research in law.
Contributions: Bernadette Meyler
Bernadette Meyler is Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law and professor (by courtesy) of English at Stanford Law School. She has published extensively on constitutional law and law and the humanities, including Theaters of Pardoning (Cornell University Press, forthcoming), The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), Common Law Originalism (Yale University Press, under contract), and New Directions in Law and Literature (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Contributions: Michel Rosenfeld
Michel Rosenfeld is University Professor of Law and Comparative Democracy and Justice and Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights at Cardozo School of Law.
Contributions: Bernhard Schlink
Bernhard Schlink, a recurring visitor to Cardozo School of Law since 1993, is a professor emeritus of public law and legal philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and previously taught at the University of Bonn and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. From 1987 to 2006, he was a justice on the constitutional court for the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Münster. He has written several books on constitutional law, fundamental rights, the separation of powers, and police law; he edited, with Arthur Jacobson, Weimar: A Jurisprudence of Crisis (University of California Press, 2000). His many novels include the international best seller The Reader, which was translated into fifty-five languages and made into an Oscar-winning film.
Contributions: Jeanne Schroeder
Jeanne L. Schroeder is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City. She practiced in corporate finance for twelve years as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a partner at Milgrim Thomajan & Lee. Her scholarly interests range from finance law doctrine to feminist jurisprudential theory. Her current work is on the law and theory of payments and the law of blockchains. She has developed a feminist theory of law and economics incorporating the political philosophy of G. W. F. Hegel and the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan. Her books on this subject are The Vestal and the Fasces: Hegel, Lacan, Property, and the Feminine (University of California Press, 1998), The Triumph of Venus: The Erotics of the Market (University of California Press, 2004), and The Four Lacanian Discourses: Or Turning Law Inside Out (2012).
Contributions: Katrin Truestedt
Katrin Trüstedt is assistant professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. Her research is situated at the intersection of literature, law, and philosophy, and engages with early modern, modern, and contemporary German and English literature. She is the author of Die Komödie der Tragödie (Konstanz University Press, 2011) and coeditor of Happy Days: Lebenswissen nach Cavell (Fink, 2009). She is currently finishing her second book on figures of “Stellvertretung” (advocacy, agency, representation, substitution) in rhetoric, law, and literature.
Contributions: Marco Wan
Marco Wan is associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, where he directs the program in law and literary studies. He is also managing editor of Law and Literature. His first book, Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction (Routledge, 2017), was awarded the biannual Penny Pether Prize from the Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia. He is currently working on a monograph on law and Hong Kong cinema, and is coediting (with Peter Goodrich and Christian Delage) a collection of essays on law and new media.
Contributions: Laurent de Sutter
Laurent de Sutter is professor of legal theory at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium). He is the author of several books dedicated to the relationship between law and transgression, translated into various languages, the most recent being Métaphysique de la putain (Léo Scheer, 2014), La voie du droit (Dalloz, 2014), Striptease, l’art de l’agacement (Le Murmure, 2015), and Magic: Une métaphysique du lien (PUF, 2015). He is also the managing editor of the Perspectives Critiques series at Presses Universitaires de France, and of the Theory Redux series at Polity Press. He serves as an editor of Law & Literature, as a member of the Editorial Board of Décalages, An Althusser Studies Journal, and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Collège International de Philosophie.