Before joining the Boalt faculty in 1998, Christopher Kutz clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Kutz's areas of specialization include ethics, criminal law, and legal and political philosophy. He is now working on a book on democratic theory, currently titled At the Margins of Democracy, as well as papers on non-uniformed combatancy, the effects of moral deliberation on political authority, and the proper scope of standing for constitutional challenges under the Establishment Clause.
Recent publications include Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age (Cambridge University Press, 2000); "Acting Together" in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2000); “The Collective Work of Citizenship” in Legal Theory 8: 471-494 (2002); “Groups, Equality, and the Promise of Democratic Politics” in Issues in Legal Scholarship: The Origins and Fate of Antisubordination Theory, Article 13 (2003); and “Justice in Reparations: The problem of land and the value of cheap talk” in Philosophy & Public Affairs 32: 277-312 (2004). He is a member of the board of the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs and serves as a manuscript referee for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Macmillan Press, Ethics, Legal Theory, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
Recent awards and honors include:
- Townsend Center Fellowship in the Humanities for 2000-01
- University of California Humanities Research Fellowship for 2001-02
- Center for Ethics and the Professions at the John F. Kennedy
School of Government, Harvard University, Faculty Fellowship for
B.A., Yale University (1989)
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (1996)
J.D., Yale University (1997)