Jeremy Waldron

Title

University Professor at New York University School of Law

About

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at New York University School of Law, and teaches legal and political philosophy. He was previously University Professor in the School of Law at Columbia University. He was born and educated in New Zealand, where he studied for degrees in philosophy and in law at the University of Otago. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand in 1978. He studied at Oxford for his doctorate in legal philosophy, and later taught at Oxford University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of California, Berkeley. He was briefly at Princeton, as Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics, before moving to New York in 1997. Waldron has written and published extensively in jurisprudence and political theory. His books and articles on theories of rights, on constitutionalism, on democracy, property, torture, and homelessness are well known, as is his work in historical political theory (on Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, and Hannah Arendt).