Welcome To The Institute for Law and Philosophy

The primary purpose of the Institute is to further the mission of the Law School and Rutgers University, and in particular to advance knowledge and understanding of philosophically significant legal topics, both in normative legal theory and in analytical jurisprudence. It is designed to extend the acklowledged excellence in philosophical inquiry at the University by bringing together the strengths of the Law School and the New Brunswick Philosophy Department. In addition to its primary mission, the Institute has several secondary functions, including educating faculty members and students at the law school on the philosophical implications of a variety of legal topics, introducing the law school community and university community to literature and arguments on issues of contemporary releveance, and hosting conferences and roundtables for discussion of issues of contemporary importance.