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Christopher Boom
  • Graduate Fellow 2014-2015


Christopher Boom is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy writing his dissertation on the rule of law and human rights under the supervision of Eric Mack. He earned his BA in Philosophy at Loyola, University New Orleans, his JD and an LLM in Transnational Law (with distinction) from Temple University, and an MA in Philosophy from Tulane. He is the author of “Reflections on the Rule of Law After NFIB v. Sebelius” in The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications, Fritz Allhoff and Mark Hall eds. (Routledge, 2014)

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