Thanks for visiting my site, which has information on my research and teaching. I work primarily in "experimental jurisprudence." This means I use methods from analytic philosophy and experimental cognitive science to study questions in legal theory, including:

I enjoy connecting and collaborating with those interested in law, philosophy, and cognitive science. Please feel free to get in touch, either by email or in-person (see upcoming talk schedule below).

Upcoming talks include:​​

  • Association of American Law Schools, New Voices on Legal Interpretation: January 4, 2020

  • Association of American Law Schools Panel on Jurisprudence: January 5, 2020

    • Presenting Testing Ordinary Meaning, awarded the 2020 AALS Section on Jurisprudence Future Promise Award ("for a single article or book chapter that reflects future promise in philosophy and law")

  • Annual Law & Corpus Linguistics Conference, BYU Law School: February 6-7, 2020

  • Brooklyn Law School, Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition: March 6, 2020

How people judge
what is reasonable
Personal identity and
the Phineas Gage effect
Water is and
is not H2O
Recent Papers
Normative judgments and individual essence
Rule-consequentialism's assumptions
Experimental philosophy and the philosophical tradition
Folk teleology drives persistence judgments
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