Leo Zaibert, professor of philosophy and chair of the department, has been awarded a prestigious H.L.A. Hart Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law.
Zaibert is one of four fellows selected for 2013-14 to spend a term at CEPL, "home to many of the leading figures in legal theory in modern times." The fellowship is named after Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart, one of the most influential legal philosophers in the last century and author of 1961's The Concept of Law.
Founded in 2002 as a collaboration between three colleges of the University of Oxford (Corpus Christi College, Merton College and University College), CEPL encourages and supports advanced work in moral, political, and legal philosophy.
Zaibert will be at University College from early October to mid December. As a fellow, he will receive a housing allowance, an office and enjoy full use of the College’s academic and social facilities.
Zaibert earned his Ph.D. at the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he received the Perry Dissertation Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation. He holds a law degree from Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela, where he also practiced law. He previously held posts at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside; Grand Valley State University, Michigan; SUNY Buffalo Law School; Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas; and Amherst College.
He joined Union in 2009.