Public Law & Philosophy

I’m a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. My research focuses on the intersection of public law and philosophy, with an emphasis on precedential reasoning, statutory interpretation, and constitutional interpretation. My work appears or is forthcoming in law reviews like the Northwestern University Law Review, as well as peer-reviewed journals like Legal Theory.

I received my JD, with high honors, from the University of Chicago Law School and my PhD in Philosophy from Cornell University. As a law student, I served as the Book Review & Essays Editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. Following law school, I clerked for Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced complex commercial litigation with Kirkland & Ellis.

I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with my wife, Kate Blackwood, and our son. Outside of my research and teaching, I enjoy running, hiking, yoga, and reading nineteenth-century fiction. Follow the links below to learn more about my work or to connect with me online.