Lawrence Alexander

Prof. Lawrence Alexander

Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers • Criminal Law & Procedure • Civil Rights • Free Speech & Election Law • Religious Liberties • Telecommunications & Electronic Media
Professor Lawrence Alexander is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law and jurisprudence. The author of over 150 scholarly articles, Alexander is also the author of Is There a Right of Freedom of Expression? (Cambridge University Press), co-author (with Professor Paul Horton) of Whom Does the Constitution Command? (Greenwood Press), and co-author (with Professor Emily Sherwin) of The Demystification of Legal Reasoning (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) and Rules and the Rule of Law (Duke University Press). He is editor of Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations (Cambridge University Press). Among his articles are “What Makes Wrongful Discrimination Wrong?,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review; “Self-defense, Justification, and Excuse,” Philosophy & Public Affairs; “With me It’s All ‘Er Nuthin: Formalism in Law and Morality,” University of Chicago Law Review; and (with Frederick Schauer) “On Extrajudicial Constitutional Interpretation,” Harvard Law Review. Alexander serves on the editorial boards of the journals Ethics and Law & Philosophy, and he is co-editor of the international quarterly Legal Theory.

B.A. 1965, Williams College

LL.B. 1968, Yale University