Introducing Guest Blogger Matt Lister

I am delighted to introduce Matt Lister who will be guest blogging with us this month.  Many of us have gotten to know Professor Lister through his superb comments on our blog, and we are thrilled to have him aboard.  Professor Lister is currently a visiting assistant professor at Villanova University School of Law.  Before starting at Villanova, he was a Sharswood Fellow in Law and Philosophy at Penn Law and clerked on the U.S. Court of International Trade for (now Chief) Judge Donald C. Pogue.  He earned his JD and PhD (in Philosophy) from Penn.  Before attending Penn, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia.  Professor Lister writes on legal and political philosophy, immigration law, and international law, including international economic law, and has a side interest in criminal law theory.

Some of his recent articles include:

Are Institutions and Empiricism Enough? A Review of Allen Buchanan, _Human Rights, Legitimacy, and the Use of Force” (forthcoming in Transnational Legal Theory)

Immigration, Association, and the Family,”29 LAW & PHILOSOPHY 717 (2010)

Citizenship, in the Immigration Context,” MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 175 (2010)

The Legitimating Role of Consent in International Law,” 11 CHICAGO JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 663 (2011)

Review of Gerald Gaus’s book, _The Order of Public Reason: A Theory of Freedom and Morality in a Diverse and Bounded World_, for the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

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