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Brian Leiter : Education and Experience


The University of Michigan
PhD in philosophy, 1995
JD, cum laude, 1987

  • Thesis: “Nietzsche and the Critique of Morality”; Advisor: Peter Railton

Princeton University
AB, cum laude in philosophy, 1984


The University of Chicago Law School
Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, 2011-present
Director, Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values, 2008-present
John P. Wilson Professor of Law, 2008-2011
Visiting Professor of Law, fall 2006

Oxford University
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, 2011-2012

University of Paris X, Nanterre
Visiting Professor of Law, March 2010

University College London
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, 2001-2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Hines H. Baker and Thelma Kelley Baker Chair in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 2006-2008
Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 2002-2006
Charles I. Francis Professor in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 2000-2002
Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor in Law and Professor of Philosophy, 1997-2000
Assistant Professor of Law and Philosophy, 1995-1997

Yale University
Visiting Professor of Law, 1998-1999

University of California-San Diego
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, spring 1995

University of San Diego 
Assistant Professor of Law, 1993-1995

Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler
Litigation Associate, 1987-1988