Douglas N. Husak

Professor II

Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Contact Information

Office: 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor, room 531
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Phone: (848) 932-9861


B.A., Denison University; Ph.D. and J.D., Ohio State University

Research Interests

I am interested in all aspects of legal philosophy. More narrowly, I am interested in the connections between moral philosophy and the substantive criminal law — especially decisions about criminalization and the moral limits of the criminal sanction. This latter interest has led me to critically examine the rationale for drug prohibitions.


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