Associate Professor of Law
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Philosophy
Joshua Kleinfeld writes and teaches about criminal law, international law, and moral, political, and legal philosophy. Much of his work uses philosophical tools to bring to light the values implicit in legal doctrine and practice. He received a JD and BA from Yale University and is a PhD candidate in philosophy with Axel Honneth and Rainer Forst at the Goethe University of Frankfurt.
Areas of Expertise
- Criminal Law
- Public International Law
- Moral and Political Philosophy
- Embodied Ethical Life and Criminal Law (working paper).
- The Place of Wrongdoing and Redress in the Theory of Justice (working paper) (with Jörg Schaub).
- The Concept of Evil in American and German Criminal Punishment (working paper) (selected for Harvard- Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum).
- A Theory of Criminal Victimization in 65 stanford law review 1087-1152 (2013) (selected for Yale- Stanford-Harvard (formerly Yale-Stanford) Junior Faculty Forum).
- Enforcement and the Concept of Law in 121 yale law journal online (2011).
- Skeptical Internationalism: A Study of Whether International Law Is Law in 78 fordham law review 2451 (2010).
- Tort Law and In Vitro Fertilization in 115 yale law journal 237 (2005) (student note).
- BA, Yale College
- JD, Yale Law School
- PhD in Philosophy (expected), Goethe University Frankfurt
- Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
- Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton
- Law Clerk, Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Law Clerk, Hon. Janice Rogers Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- Law Clerk (summer), Hon. Aharon Barak, President (Chief Justice), Supreme Court of Israel
- Senior Research Analyst, The President's Council on Bioethics