Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
J.D. 1985, with honors; Order of the Coif; Article Editor, Duke Law Journal
University of California, Berkeley, California
Ph.D. 1982, in Philosophy. Committee: Bruce Vermazen, Samuel Scheffler, Philip Selznick
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
B.A. 1972, in Philosophy and Religion
William A. Edmundson, a Regents’ Professor of Law and Philosophy, earned his Ph.D in philosophy from the University of California-Berkeley and his J.D., from Duke Law School.
Edmundson has written on animal rights, coercion, the duty to obey the law, distributive justice, political equality, punishment, privacy, and other topics in the areas of moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of law.
Edmundson is the author of John Rawls: Reticent Socialist (2017); An Introduction to Rights (2d ed. 2012; Portuguese ed., 2006); and Three Anarchical Fallacies (1998). He edited The Duty to Obey the Law (1999) and co-edited The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (2004).
Articles by Edmundson have appeared in Ethics, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Legal Theory, the Journal of Moral Philosophy, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Law and Philosophy, the Michigan Law Review, the Iowa Law Review and elsewhere.