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Christopher Boom
Ph.D. Student

Instructor

504-865-5347
107 Newcomb Hall

Education

M.A., Philosophy, Tulane University, 2014
LL.M., Transnational Law, Temple University, 2012
J.D., Temple University, 2010
B.A., Philosophy, Loyola University New Orleans, 2007

Biography

Academic Interests:

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics

Publications

  • The Importance of the Thin Conception of the Rule of Law for International Development: A Decision-Theoretic Account," Law and Development Review 8 (2015): 293-332.
  • Reflections on the Rule of Law After NFIB v. Sebelius, in The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, eds. F. Allhoff and M. Hall (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 283 - 97.

Presentations

  • Justice, Coordination, and Legal Certainty: A Rawlsian Functionalist Defense of the Rule of Law, 2017 Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Annual Meeting (w/ C. Van Schoelandt, Tulane University) [upcoming]
  • Respecting Human Rights: The Primacy of Non-Interference, 2016 Cambridge Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory.
  • Comparative Constitutional Law in Dworkinian Jurisprudence, 2016 Juris Diversitas Annual Conference.
  • Beyond Persecution: In Defense of Expanding Refugee Status," 2016 London School of Economics Graduate Conference in Political Theory.
  • Legal Responsibility and the Substantive Demands of the Rule of Law, 2015 Louisiana State University Graduate Philosophy Conference.
  • The Importance of the Thin Conception of the Rule of Law for International Development: A Decision-Theoretic Account, 2015 Law and Development Conference (jointly held by the Law and Development Institute and Tulane University Law School Payson Center for International Development).
  • Balancing Rights Through Biological Measures of Mental Health, 2014 University of Memphis Philosophy Graduate Student Association Conference (with L. Kelley, University of New Orleans).
  • Law, Morality, and Method:Lon Fuller as Methodological Naturalist, 2013 Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership Graduate Conference for Legal Theory.