Constitutional Theories: A Taxonomy and (Implicit) Critique
Lawrence A. Alexander, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Author of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law (with Ferzan) (Cambridge University Press, 2009); Demystifying Legal Reasoning (with Sherwin) (Cambridge University Press, 2008); and Is There a Right of Freedom of Expression? (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
This lecture taxonomizes the various theories of American constitutional law on offer and looks at their implications critically.
Larry Alexander is the Warren Distinguished Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He is the author or co-author of five books, the editor of four anthologies, and the author or co-author of over 200 articles, essays, and book chapters on such subjects as legal philosophy, moral philosophy, constitutional theory, constitutional rights, and criminal law theory. He is a co-editor of Legal Theory and on the editorial boards of Ethics, Law & Philosophy, Criminal Law & Philosophy, and the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.