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Martha Nussbaum awarded 2009 Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence

The University of Chicago reports that Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Divinity School, Philosophy and the Law School, has been awarded the 2009 Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence. She is the 22nd recipient in the Prize’s 121-year history.

“For me it is an important recognition of the importance of philosophy for the study of law,” Nussbaum said. “I have no law degree, unlike the other recipients, and my contribution to law is made through philosophical work on justice.

“I think it’s very important to establish that law is now interdisciplinary, not only because of the outstanding contributions made by the law-and-economics movement, but also because of the input of the philosophers.”

For more information, see the full University press release.

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