Andrei Marmor

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Philosophy and Law

Department & Program Affiliations:
Cornell Law School

Academic focus:
Philosophy of law, moral, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of language.

Current research project: 
An analysis of the normatively of law; in particular, focusing on the question whether the law can purport to give its subjects all things considered reasons for action. I work on expanding my theory of practical authorities to the international domain, focusing on questions of legitimacy of international authorities, and I keep working on some issues concerning philosophy of language in the legal context. 

Previous positions: 
Professor of Philosophy and Maurice Jones Jr Professor of Law, University of Southern California, 2003-2015
Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University, 1990-2003

Academic background: 
D.Phil., Oxford University (Balliol College), 1990
LL.B. [JD],  Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, 1985
MA, Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, 1987
BA, Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, 1985 

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Undergraduate courses that focus on moral issues; graduate seminars on contemporary research in areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy

What most excites you about Cornell:
The academic quality of the university as a whole. 

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