Kim Ferzan

University of Virginia School of Law

Kim Ferzan is professor at University of Virginia School of Law. Ferzan previously was professor at Rutgers University School of Law. She also was a co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, associate graduate faculty in the New Brunswick philosophy department, and co-editor in chief of Law and Philosophy.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2000, Ferzan clerked for the Honorable Marvin Katz in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as a special assistant United States attorney in Washington, DC.

In addition, Ferzan was a visiting professor of law at the University of Illinois College of Law in 2007 and at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2011. For the 2011-12 academic year, Ferzan was a scholar-in-residence at NYU Law's Center for the Administration of Criminal Law. For the 2012-13 academic year, she is a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton's University Center for Human Values.

Ferzan is the author of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law, written with Larry Alexander and Stephen Morse, and she has written numerous articles and book chapters. She is also n the editorial boards of Legal Theory and Criminal Law and Philosophy.

Featured Work

APR 30, 2013 Podcast

Kim Ferzan on Preventive Justice

Criminal justice is normally retrospective: You can only imprison someone for crimes they’ve already committed. But what should we do about individuals who clearly ...