- Thomas Morawetz
- Tapping Reeve Professor of Law and Ethics
- Hosmer Hall 305
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Thomas Morawetz, Tapping Reeve Professor of Law and Ethics. Professor Morawetz's courses include Criminal Law, Contemporary Legal Theory (Legal Philosophy), Law and Literature, Jurisprudence, and Theory of Criminal Law. After graduating from Harvard College in 1963, Professor Morawetz pursued interests in law, literature, and philosophy at University College, Oxford, on a Fulbright fellowship. He then earned a Ph.D. (1969) and an M.Phil. (1968), both in philosophy, at Yale University, where he also received his J.D. in 1968. He taught in the Yale philosophy department between 1969 and 1977, first as assistant professor and then as associate professor of philosophy.
Professor Morawetz has taught at University of Connecticut School of Law since 1977. He has been a visiting professor at University of Southern California, Hastings College of the Law, University of San Diego, Exeter University (United Kingdom), and Tilburg University (the Netherlands). He has written or edited nine books, including his collected essays in legal philosophy under the title Law's Premises, Law's Promise: Jurisprudence after Wittgenstein. His books range from criminal law, legal philosophy, philosophical epistemology, justice, and law and language. He has also published more than forty articles in these areas as well as professional responsibility and law and literature. His writings also include reviews of modern literature, mystery fiction, movies, and a forthcoming book on philosophy, psychology, and film.