Scott Hershovitz, Ph.D.

Scott Hershovitz is Thomas G. and Mabel Long professor of law and philosophy at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the Law and Ethics Program. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and politics from the University of Georgia; a J.D. from Yale Law School; and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, before going on to serve as a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. A sought-after speaker at universities around the world, Dr. Hershovitz’s influential articles on law and morality have appeared in leading scholarly journals, and his opinion pieces on subjects such as Taylor Swift and forgiveness or the “trolley problem“ in the era of COVID have appeared in the New York Times.  His first book, NASTY, BRUTISH AND SHORT, a philosopher’s investigation of life’s biggest questions with the help of his children, will be published with Penguin Press in Spring 2022.