Brian Leiter has been made a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy for the academic year 2011–2012.

Professor Leiter will visit Oxford in Michaelmas Term 2011 and Trinity Term 2012, during which time he will co-teach research seminars with Peter Kail (University Lecturer in Early Modern Philosophy) and participate in conferences and workshops on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Brian Leiter is John P Wilson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values. His teaching and research interests are in general jurisprudence, moral and political philosophy, and the law of evidence.

Before taking up his post at Chicago, he taught for more than twelve years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the youngest chairholder in the history of the law school, and also served as Professor of Philosophy and founder and director of the University of Texas Law and Philosophy Program.

As well as collaborating with graduate students and members of the Philosophy Faculty, Professor Leiter has been invited to offer classes in Jurisprudence for the Oxford Faculty of Law.