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Ronald Dworkin

Ronald DworkinAKA Ronald Myles Dworkin

Born: 11-Dec-1931
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
Died: 14-Feb-2013
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Taking Rights Seriously

Clerked for Learned Hand (1957-58).

Father: David Dworkin
Mother: Madeline Talamo (pianist)
Wife: Betsy Celia Ross (m. 1958, one son, one daughter)

    University: BA, Harvard University
    University: BA, Magdalen College, Oxford University (on Rhodes Scholarship)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School
    Professor: Law, Yale University Law School (1962-69)
    Professor: Chair of Jurisprudence, Oxford University (1969-98)
    Professor: Jurisprudence, University College London (joint)
    Professor: Law, New York University Law School (joint, 1975-)

    Accademia dei Lincei
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Rhodes Scholarship

Author of books:
Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom
Taking Rights Seriously (1977, nonfiction)
A Matter of Principle (1985, law)
Law's Empire (1986, nonfiction)
A Bill of Rights for Britain (1990, law)
Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution (1996, nonfiction)
Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality (2000, nonfiction)
Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New Political Debate (2006, nonfiction)
Justice in Robes (2006, nonfiction)
The Supreme Court Phalanx: The Court's New Right-Wing Bloc (2008, law)
Justice for Hedgehogs (2011, nonfiction)


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