Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Vincent J. Samar

Adjunct Professor
Philosophy Department
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.2291
Fax: 773.508.2292

Vincent Samar is Adjunct Professor at Loyola University. He received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he studied under Martha Minow, his J.D./M.P.A. from Syracuse University, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, where he studied under Alan Gewirth (Philosophy), Russell Hardin (Philosophy and Political Science), and Cass Sunstein (Law and Political Science). His areas of specialization are philosophy of law, political philosophy and ethics, international law, although he has also taught courses in logic, introduction to philosophy, introduction to law, society, and classical modern: Descartes, Locke, Hume, and Kant,.

Samar has published two books, Justifying Judgment: Practicing Law and Philosophy (University of Kansas Press, 1998) and The Right to Privacy: Gays, Lesbians and the Constitution (Temple University Press, 1991), as well as more than twenty articles in various journals and in other books. He is currently working on topics in philosophy of law, human rights, and international law. Click here to see his personal webpage at http://vsamar.sites.luc.edu