Date Chartered: 1/1/1973


The Section on Jurisprudence promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members and makes recommendations on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to jurisprudence and legal philosophy.

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The Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy: Given annually to a scholar who has made significant and lasting contributions to the philosophical understanding of law.

Year Award Name Recipient Law School
2021 Best Article Award Deborah Hellman University of Virginia School of Law
2021 Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy Michael Moore University of Illinois College of Law
2020 Best Article Award Margaret Jane Radin University of Michigan Law School
2020 Best Article Award Robin B. Karr Illinois College of Law
2020 Future Promise Award Kevin Tobia ETH Zurich
2020 Hart-Dworkin Award for Jurisprudence John Gardner Oxford University
2020 Hart-Dworkin Award for Jurisprudence Anthony T. Kronman Yale Law School
2019 Hart-Dworkin Award for Jurisprudence Andrew Koppelman Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

The Jurisprudence Section runs a mentorship program pairing pre-tenure track mentees with established law-and-philosophy scholars. Mentors serve as a source of advice for mentees on issues ranging from scholarship to job market strategy. Each mentor will have complete discretion to structure the mentoring relationship. One possible template is that mentors check in with metees periodically, provide feedback on one to two draft papers a year, and consult with mentees toward the end of the summer about resume writing, interview skills, and job-talk prep.

Please encourage any potential mentees who might benefit from this program to contact the current Jurisprudence Section Chair (Mihailis E. Diamantis: Mentees should anticipate applying for tenure-track positions in 2019 or 2020.

To volunteer as a mentor, please contact the current Jurisprudence Section Chair (Mihailis E. Diamantis: with your availability (e.g. immediate, next year) and subject matter preferences (e.g. none!, only tort theory, anything but crim, etc.)