Christopher L. Kutz is the C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law at Berkeley's School of Law. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a J.D. from Yale University, together with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Since he joined the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Boalt Hall in 1998, he has held visiting professorships at Columbia and Stanford Law Schools, as well as at Sciences Po University in Paris. Before, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Professor Kutz teaches criminal law and moral, political, and legal philosophy and has a particular interest in the foundations of criminal, international, and constitutional law. He addresses several of these questions both in his main book, Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age, and in his forthcoming book, On War and Democracy. In addition, he has written on issues of the metaphysics of criminal responsibility, social welfare obligations, national responsibilities to mitigate climate change, humanitarian ethics, and political legitimacy.