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Seana Shiffrin

Professor of Philosophy
Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice

Seana Shiffrin B.A. UC Berkeley, 1988
B. Phil. Oxford, 1990
D. Phil Oxford, 1993
J.D. Harvard, 1996
UCLA Faculty Since 1996
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Articles and Chapters

The Story of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (with Vincent Blasi), in First Amendment Stories (edited by Richard W. Garnett and Andrew Koppelman, Foundation Press, 2012). Posted with permission from Foundation Press. Full Text

Harm and Its Moral Significance, 18 Legal Theory 1-42 (2012). (Posted with permission from Cambridge University Press; Copyright Cambridge University Press). Full Text

Are Contracts Promises?, Pre-publication version. Edited version appears in the Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law (edited by Andrei Marmor, Routledge, 2012). Full Text

A Thinker-Based Approach to Freedom of Speech, 27 Constitutional Commentary 283-307 (2011). Full Text

Immoral, Conflicting and Redundant Promises, in Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon (edited by R. Jay Wallace, Rahul Kumar, and Samuel Freeman, Oxford University Press, 2011). Full Text

Incentives, Motives and Talents, 38 Philosophy & Public Affairs 111-42 (2010). Abstract

Inducing Moral Deliberation: On the Occasional Virtues of Fog, 123 Harvard Law Review 1214-46 (2010). Full Text

The Story of West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette (with Vincent Blasi), in Constitutional Law Stories 2nd ed. (edited by Michael Dorf, Foundation Press, 2009). (Posted with permission from Foundation Press.) Full Text

Could Breach of Contract be Immoral?, 107 Michigan Law Review 1551-68 (2009). Full Text

Promising, Intimate Relationships, and Conventionalism, 117 Philosophical Review 481-524 (2008). Full Text

Intellectual Property, in A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (edited by Robert Goodin, Philip Pettit, and Thomas Pogge, Blackwell, 2007). Full Text

The Divergence of Contract and Promise, 120 Harvard Law Review 708-53 (2007). Full Text

Are Credit Card Late Fees Unconstitutional?, 15 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 457-500 (2006). Full Text

What Is Really Wrong With Compelled Association?, 99 Northwestern University Law Review 839-88 (2005). Full Text

Race, Labor, and the Fair Equality of Opportunity Principle, 72 Fordham Law Review 1643-75 (2004). Full Text

Autonomy, Beneficence, and the Permanently Demented, in Ronald Dworkin and His Critics 195-217 (edited by Justine Burley, Blackwell Publishers, 2004). Full Text

The Story of West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette (with Vincent Blasi), in Constitutional Law Stories 433-75 (edited by Michael Dorf, Foundation Press, 2004). Posted with permission from Foundation Press. Full Text

Egalitarianism, Choice-Sensitivity, and Accommodation, in Reason and Value: Themes from the Work of Joseph Raz 270-302 (edited by Philip Pettit, et al, Oxford University Press, 2004). Full Text

Speech, Death, and Double Effect, 78 NYU Law Review 1135-85 (2003). Full Text

Caution about Character Ideals and Capital Punishment: A Reply to Sorell, 51 Criminal Justice Ethics 35-39 (2002).

Lockean Theories of Intellectual Property, in New Essays in the Political Theory of Property 138-67 (edited by Stephen R. Munzer, Cambridge University Press, 2001). Full Text

Paternalism, Unconscionability Doctrine, & Accommodation, 29 Philosophy & Public Affairs 205-51 (2000). Reprinted in Philosophy of Law (edited by Joel Feinberg and Jules Coleman, Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 2003, 2007). Full Text

Moral Overridingness and Moral Subjectivism,, 109 Ethics 772-94 (1999). Full Text

Wrongful Life, Procreative Responsibility, and the Significance of Harm, 5 Legal Theory 117-148 (1999). Excerpted in Philosophy of Law (edited by Jules Coleman and Joel Feinberg, 2007). Full Text

Moral Autonomy and Agent Centered Options, 51 Analysis 244-54 (1991). Full Text

Lectures, Replies and Remarks

Must I Mean What You Think I Should Have Said?, 98 Virginia Law Review 159-76 (2012). Full Text

Reply to Critics, 97 Constitutional Commentary 417-38 (2011). Full Text

Methodology in Free Speech Theory, 97 Virginia Law Review 549-58 (2011). Full Text

Reparations for U.S. Slavery and Justice over Time, in Harming Future Persons (edited by David Wasserman and Melinda Roberts, Springer, 2009). Full Text

The Incentives Argument for Intellectual Property Protection, in Intellectual Property and Theories of Justice 94-105 (edited by A. Gosseries, A. Marciano & A. Strowel, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Full Text

Compelled Association, Morality & Market Dynamics, 41 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 317 (2007). Full Text


Developments in the Law--DNA Evidence and the Criminal Defense, 108 Harvard Law Review 1557-82 (1995).

Book Review, 15 Harvard Woman's Law Journal 295-303 (1992). Reviewing Justice and the Politics of Difference, by Iris Marion Young.