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Nevin Johnson

Asst Professor

Withers Hall 343


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: PhD (2023)

Rutgers University–New Brunswick: MA (legal philosophy) (2016)

Cleveland State University College of Law: JD (2014)

My research focuses on the most fundamental aspects of legal and moral reasoning.

  • Currently working on a project related to “basic moral equality”–the equality that it is widely assumed all persons share at the most fundamental moral level.
  • Recent(ish) article of mine analyzing a prominent positivist response to Ronald Dworkin’s argument from theoretical disagreements about law: “Legality‘s Law’s Empire,” Law and Philosophy, Vol. 39 (2020): pp. 325-349 (

Area(s) of Expertise

Philosophy of law, ethics, and political philosophy.