Michael L. Corrado

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  • J.D. (honors), University of Chicago (1984)
  • Ph.D., Brown University (1970)
  • A.M., Brown University (1968)
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University (1966)
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University (1965)

Michael L. Corrado joined the UNC-Chapel Hill law faculty in 1988, and he teaches torts, criminal law, comparative law and philosophy of law. He is former editor-in-chief of the interdisciplinary journal Law and Philosophy, former co-director of the annual North Carolina Workshop on Law and Philosophy, current director of the North Carolina Conference on Comparative Criminal Law, and editor of a new series of books on comparative law.

During law school, Corrado served as articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. After graduation he clerked on the Seventh Circuit and then practiced law in Chicago for three years. Before law school, Corrado taught philosophy at Ohio University. He spent the academic year 1978-79 at the University of Michigan on an NEH postdoctoral fellowship.

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Selected Publications

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  • Free Will Fallibilism and the 'Two Standpoints' Account of Freedom, SYNTHESE (forthcoming). [SSRN]
  • The Takings Doctrine and the Principle of Legality, in THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF THE PHILOSOPHY & SCIENCE OF PUNISHMENT (F. Focquaert, E. Shaw and B. Waller eds.) (Routledge, forthcoming). [SSRN]
  • Criminal Quarantine and the Burden of Proof, PHILOSOPHIA (Sept. 2018). [SSRN, Document Link]
  • Fichte and the Psychopath: Criminal Justice Turned Upside Down, in FREE WILL SKEPTICISM IN LAW AND SOCIETY (E. Shaw, D. Pereboom and G. Caruso, eds.) (Cambridge Univ. Press) (forthcoming).
  • Free Will, Punishment, and the Burden of Proof, CRIM. JUST. ETHICS (April 2018).
  • Doing Without Desert, in FREE WILL AND THE LAW: NEW PERSPECTIVES (A. McCay & M. Sevel eds.) (Routledge, forthcoming 2018).
  • Insanity and Free Will: The Humanitarian Argument for Abolition, in THE INSANITY DEFENSE: MULTIDISCIPLINARY VIEWS ON ITS HISTORY, TRENDS, AND CONTROVERSIES (M. D. White, eds.) (Praeger, 2017).
  • Moral Responsibility and Intentional Action: Sehon on Freedom and Purpose, 36 CRIM JUST. ETHICS  246 (reviewing Scott Sehon, FREE WILL AND ACTION EXPLANATION: A NON-CASUAL, COMPATIBILIST ACCOUNT (Oxford University Press 2016)). [SSRN]
  • The Double Track in Continental European Criminology, AM. ACAD. PSYCHIATRY & L. NEWSL. (Vol. 41 no. 3, pg. 15) (Sept. 2016). [SSRN, Document Link (PDF)]
  • Book Review Consequences, Dispositions, and the Burden of Proof, CRIM. JUST. ETHICS, Nov. 2014, at 236 (reviewing Kadri Vihvelin, CAUSES, LAWS, AND FREE WILL (Oxford University Press 2013)).
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