B.A. New York University, 2006
M.A. UCLA, 2009
J.D. UCLA School of Law, 2014
Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy, 2015
Brian Hutler is a Predoctoral Fellow in Law and Philosophy at the UCLA School of Law. Brian has a Bachelor's of Arts with highest honors in philosophy from NYU, a Master's degree in Philosophy from UCLA, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law as part of the Joint Degree Program in Law and Philosophy.
Brian is currently working on a dissertation titled "Religion and the Secular State". Drawing on Rawlsian political philosophy and current legal scholarship, Brian's dissertation addresses controversial topics such as religious accommodation, conscientious objection, the wrong of religious establishment, and the potential for religious institutions to contribute to the secular political community.
Additionally, Brian is researching a variety of topics in political philosophy, including freedom of speech and civil disobedience. Works in progress include: "Compromise-based Religious Accommodation", "Entanglement and Religious Arbitration", "Rawls on Accepting the Punishment for Civil Disobedience", and "Hate Speech, Conversation, and Citizenship".
Brian Hutler's CV
B.A. Stanford University, 2006
M.A. Stanford University, 2007
Ph.D. Candidate UCLA, 2012
J.D. UCLA, 2016
Sabine Tsuruda is a Predoctoral Fellow in Law and Philosophy at the UCLA School of Law. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif and served as a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review. Advanced to candidacy, Sabine is completing the Ph.D. in Philosophy at UCLA as part of the joint J.D./Ph.D. degree in Law and Philosophy. She was recently awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship for her doctoral research on the moral foundations of work law. Sabine has taught courses in moral and political philosophy in the UCLA Philosophy Department. She has also worked for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and conducted research on political participation for the BBC World Service Trust.
Sabine's current research examines inclusivity in the workplace, regulation of migrant labor, and employee speech rights. Her dissertation, Moral Agency and the Workplace, develops a moral theory for legal regulation of work. More broadly, her research addresses issues of equality and autonomy in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and legal doctrine.
Sabine's articles include "Contract, Power, and the Value of Donative Promises," forthcoming in the South Carolina Law Review, and "Volunteer Work," in The Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law, ed. Hugh Collins, Gillian Lester, and Virginia Mantouvalou (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Sabine Tsuruda's CV