Brian Leiter is currently the John P. Wilson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago. He previously held the Hines H. Baker and Thelma Kelley Baker Chair in Law at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also Founder and Director of the Law and Philosophy Program.
He has been a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School, University College London, and the University of Chicago Law School.
He graduated from Princeton University (1984) and earned his law degree (1987) and his Ph.D. in philosophy (1995) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He teaches and writes in the areas of legal and moral philosophy, 19th and 20th-century Continental philosophy, and the law of evidence. He is the author of two books (Nietzsche on Morality [Routledge, 2002] and Naturalizing Jurisprudence [Oxford, 2007]), editor or co-editor of six others, and author or co-author of more than seventy articles and reviews. He was editor for seven years of the journal Legal Theory and is the founding editor of the Routledge Philosophers book series and of Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law (which he edits with Leslie Green).