John F. K. Oberdiek
Vice Dean and Professor
Law Office: E421
Professor Oberdiek writes and teaches in torts and tort theory, administrative law and its theoretical foundations, and legal and political philosophy. He is a graduate of Middlebury College, and pursued graduate study in philosophy and law at Oxford, NYU, from which he holds an MA, and the University of Pennsylvania, which granted him his JD and PhD through its joint-degree fellowship program. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2004, he practiced law at the Washington, D.C. firm of Arnold & Porter.
Arguing About Law (Routledge, 2009) (co-edited with Aileen Kavanagh) (600-page anthology of leading articles in philosophy of law and jurisprudence with significant editorial content)
"The Ideal of Justice," 4 Jurisprudence __ (forthcoming 2013) (symposium)
"Foreword: Sen's Idea of Justice," 43 Rutgers Law Journal 167 (2012) (symposium)
"The Moral Significance of Risking," 17 Legal Theory 339 (2012)
"Method and Morality in the New Private Law of Torts," 125 Harvard Law Review Forum 189 (2012) (symposium)
"Philosophy of Law: Normative Foundations," in Duncan Pritchard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy (Oxford 2012)
"Specifying Constitutional Rights," 27 Constitutional Commentary 231 (2010)
"Risk," in Dennis Patterson (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second Edition (Wiley-Blackwell 2010)
Imposing Risk: A Normative Framework (monograph under contract with Oxford University Press, for inclusion in new Oxford Library of Legal Philosophy series edited by Timothy Endicott, John Gardner, and Leslie Green)
Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (editor of volume under contract with Oxford University Press, to include more than twenty newly commissioned articles on tort theory)
"Structure and Justification in Contractualist Tort Theory"
"Perfecting Distributive Justice" (under review)