Mitchell N. Berman

Prof. Mitchell N. Berman

Leon Meltzer Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Mitchell Berman is the Richard Dale Endowed Chair in Law, and Professor of Philosophy, at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches and writes in a variety of fields of legal theory, specializing in American constitutional theory, the philosophy of criminal law, and the jurisprudence of sport.  A Co-Director of the Law School's Law and Philosophy Program, he is also a past recipient of the Texas Exes Teaching Excellence Award.

Professor Berman grew up in New York City, and earned his A.B. from Harvard and a J.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Michigan.  Before joining the Texas faculty in 1998, he clerked for the Hon. J. Dickson Phillips, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and practiced law with Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C.  He has been Visiting Professor at the law schools of the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.

  • JD University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • MA University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • AB Harvard


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