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Michael Sevel


Michael Sevel is Lecturer in Jurisprudence at Sydney Law School and a 2015-16 CEPA Faculty Fellow. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (2010) and J.D. (2008) from the University of Texas at Austin, and researches issues in legal theory, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. He also has interests in torts and maritime law. He is currently under contract with Oxford University Press to write the first comprehensive treatment of the moral, legal, and political philosophy of Joseph Raz.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.