John Gardner FBA is Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of University College, Oxford. He was formerly Reader in Legal Philosophy at King's College London (1996-2000), Fellow and Tutor in Law at Brasenose College, Oxford (1991-6) and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (1986-91). He has also held visiting positions at Columbia University, Yale University, the University of Texas, Princeton University, the Australian National University, the University of Auckland, and most recently Cornell University. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Law and Philosophy, and The Journal of Moral Philosophy. Called to the Bar in 1988, he has been a Bencher of the Inner Temple since 2002 (although he does not practice). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013. He teaches and writes on the philosophy of private law, of criminal law, of public law, and of law in general, as well as in nearby areas of moral philosophy, political philosophy, and the philosophy of action.
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