Thursday, February 14, 2013
From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Ronald M. Dworkin, an influential scholar and public intellectual who was known for his theory that moral integrity should guide legal decisions, died on Thursday in London, according to an obituary in The New York Times. He was 81.
Mr. Dworkin joined New York University’s law-school faculty in 1975, and his appointment is credited with helping to transform the school into one of the most well regarded in the United States. In later years he also was affiliated with University College London, where he held an emeritus appointment. He was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and wrote several books on legal philosophy that have been cited widely by other legal scholars.
Judge Guido Calabresi, a former dean of Yale Law School who now sits on a federal appeals court, told the Times that Mr. Dworkin was “the primary legal philosopher of his generation.”