Jeffrey Brand

Jeffrey Brand

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, CCAS; Associate Professor of Philosophy, Affiliated Faculty, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Faculty Advisor
Phillips 107, Office Hours: By appt.
Phone: 202-994-8397
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy

Jeffrey Brand


M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
A.B., Vassar College


Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Reviewed by Emmett Macfarlane, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 20, No. 11 (November, 2010), pp.590-594.

Biomedical Ethics, 7th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2010) (co-edited with Thomas Mappes and David DeGrazia)


Selected Papers

"Innocents Lost: Proportional Sentencing and the Paradox of Collateral Damage," Legal Theory, vol. 15, no. 2 (2009): 67-105.

"Why One Basic Principle?," Utilitas, vol. 19, no. 2 (June 2007): 220-242.

"Contractualism and Deontic Restrictions," Ethics, vol. 114, no. 2 (January 2004): 269-300.

"Consistency, Common Morality, and Reflective Equilibrium," Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, vol. 13, no. 3 (September 2003): 231-58 (Special Issue: Is There a Common Morality?, Guest Editor: Robert M. Veatch).

"Euthanasia" in David Levinson, ed., Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference, 2002)

"Hans Kelsen's Unstable Alternative to Natural Law: Recent Critiques," American Journal of Jurisprudence, vol. 41 (1996)