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Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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  1. Tyler is a great guy and a fantastic philosopher. More to the point: he’s not a law professor! How did the NYT allow David Segal to imply both that JESP is a law journal (it’s obviously not) and that the author of that piece is a law professor (two seconds on google would demonstrate otherwise)?

    What are they teaching in journalism school? Oh, right Segal didn’t go to journalism school. He has a literature degree from Harvard and a PPE degree from Oxford (or so it appears). Surprising that he would take such an anti-intellectual tone.

    Maybe if he actually read the Doggett article he would understand how the debate between Scanlon (not “Scanlan”), Kamm, and Taurek is hardly an “intra-academy tiff[] that could interest only the combatants.” Did he infer that just because there are three proper names in the title? How long did he spend looking at the article?

    Whether there is a non-consequentialist argument for the principle that we must save the larger number (when confronted with a choice between saving a few and saving many) is of great significance, particularly for those of us who have our worries about consequentialism.

    But whatever, why bother using that Harvard and Oxford education to get all involved with facts and ideas.