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Professor Matthew Kramer FBA

Subject Law
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 1994
Email address
Phone number 01223 336 231


Matthew H. Kramer was born in Massachusetts and educated at Cornell (BA), Harvard (JD), and Cambridge (PhD and LLD). He has advanced degrees in both Philosophy and Law. His sixteen books and four co-edited books range over many areas of legal, political, and moral philosophy. At the undergraduate level, he lectures and supervises in Jurisprudence; he also teaches Topics in Legal & Political Philosophy in the postgraduate LLM program. He directed studies in Law at Churchill from 1995 to 2012. He was a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in April 2009, and a Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University in March 2012. He is in his eighteenth year as Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy within Cambridge University and in his twenty-sixth year as a Fellow of Churchill. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2014.

College positions


Director of Studies — Law