Professor Tom Morawetz, a legal philosopher and scholar who has been teaching at the Law School since 1977, is completing a long-standing book project on the topic of self-knowledge. The book includes philosophical and psychology approaches and is co-written with a psychotherapist. Professor Morawetz plans to submit the manuscript to publishers later this year. He is also starting a multi-authored project on rethinking and reshaping the role of humanistic courses within the curriculum of law schools as legal education confronts new challenges. The introspective aspects of becoming a lawyer and pursuing a legal career are at the center of of his interests.
Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Morawetz taught philosophy for several years at Yale, first as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor. He has authored or edited numerous books, including a collection of his essays on legal philosophy and he co-authored a casebook on criminal law. His latest book, Law and Literature, and an accompanying teacher’s manual, were published in 2007. As part of the reissuance of the book in 2010, Professor Morawetz recorded eight lectures for the publisher, Aspen. He has published more than 40 articles on criminal law, legal philosophy, philosophical epistemology, justice, law and language, professional responsibility and law and literature. He has a long-standing passion for movies, especially foreign and independent, and write an occasional blog called "Smarter Movies." Professor Morawetz’s eclectic writings also include reviews of modern literature, mystery and fiction well as a forthcoming book on philosophy, psychology and film.