Ronald Dworkin is a Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at New York University. He received BA degrees from both Harvard College and Oxford University and an LLB from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Learned Hand. Professor Dworkin was associated with a law firm in New York (Sullivan and Cromwell) and was a professor of law at Yale University Law School from 1962-1969. He has been a Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford and a Fellow of University College since 1969. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Dworkin is the author of many articles in philosophical and legal journals as well as articles on legal and political topics in the New York Review of Books.

Professor Dworkin has written Taking Rights Seriously (Harvard University Press, 1978), A Matter of Principle (Harvard University Press, 1985), Law’s Empire (Belknap Press, 1986), A Bill of Rights for Britain (Chatto & Windus, 1990), Life’s Dominion: An Argument About Abortion and Euthenasia (Vintage Books, 1994), and Freedom’s Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution (Harvard University Press, 1986), among other books. Several of these books have been translated into the major European languages, Japanese, and Chinese.

Last Updated: April 3, 2014

Taking Rights Seriously in Beijing

Ronald Dworkin from New York Review of Books
Last May I was invited to China for two weeks, first to take part in a two-day conference at the law school of Tsinghua University in Beijing, and then to give several public lectures there and in other cities. The Tsinghua conference was arranged...