Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs

The Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs was conceived and endowed by Sanford and June Kadish in January 2000. The Kadish Center seeks to promote research and reflection on moral philosophical issues in law and public life, with special concern for the substantive aspects of criminal law.

The Kadish Center pursues its objectives in three ways. First, the Center sponsors formal lectures and research conferences to promote greater understanding of these issues among academic audiences and the wider public. Second, the Center supplies research support for graduate students in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program and occasionally for other scholarly visitors to Berkeley. Third, the Center organizes a Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory and an annual seminar series to enable professors from around the country to present their work.


Christopher Kutz
341 North Addition

Administrative Coordinator

Amatullah Alaji-Sabrie
432 North Addition
510-642-3627 (telephone)
510-643-2673 (fax)

Advisory Board

Prof. Meir Dan-Cohen
Prof. Kinch Hoekstra
Mr. Josh Kadish
Prof. Sanford Kadish
Prof. David Lieberman
Prof. Eric Rakowski
Prof. Samuel Scheffler (Chair)
Prof. Sarah Song
Prof. R. Jay Wallace

Affiliated Faculty

Michael Bratman ( Philosophy, Stanford University)
Joshua Cohen (Political Science, Stanford University)
Gerald Dworkin (Philosophy, UC Davis)
Jodi Halpern (Public Health, UC Berkeley)
Agnieszka Jaworska (Philosophy, Stanford University)
Niko Kolodny (Philosophy, UC Berkeley)
Ethan Leib (Law, UC Hastings)
Debra Satz (Philosophy, Stanford University)
Tamar Schapiro (Philosophy, Stanford University)
Seana Shiffrin (Law and Philosophy, UCLA)
Barry Stroud (Philosophy, UC Berkeley)
Robert S. Taylor (Political Science, UC Davis)
Manuel Vargas (Philosophy, University of San Francisco)