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Ramapo ArchAssistant Professor of Law and Society

Year Joined RCNJ: 2017

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7197
  • Email: jellswor@ramapo.edu
  • Office: G225
  • Office Hours: MR 10-12 a.m. or by appointment

Education:

Ph.D., Law, University of Luxembourg
LL.M., Law, University College London
J.D., The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., History and Religion, University of Rochester

 

License: New York State Bar

Courses Taught: Law and Society; Death Penalty in America; Socio-legal Research and Writing; American Legal History; Law and the Elderly; Drugs, Crime, and Society; Issues in Criminal Justice; First-Year Seminar, Directed Readings

Research Interests: Legal semiotics, hermeneutics, and narrative; legal theory/philosophy of law/jurisprudence

Works in Progress or under Review:

Analyzing Legal Concepts

Sacrificing Law’s Madness

Select Publications and Presentation:

Authored:

Jeffrey A. Ellsworth, “Michael H. v. Gerald D.: A Case Study of Political Ideology Disguised in Legal Thought,” 22 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (2009): 105 – 122; reprinted in The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education, eds. Jan M. Broekman and Francis J. Mootz III (Dordrecht: Springer, 2011): 183 – 200.

Jeffrey A. Ellsworth, “Semiotics in Legal Theory Design,” in The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education, eds. Jan M. Broekman and Francis J. Mootz III (Dordrecht: Springer, 2011): 129 – 151.

Edited:

Johan van der Walt and Jeffrey Ellsworth, eds., Constitutional Sovereignty and Social Solidarity in Europe, Luxembourg Legal Studies 1 (Baden-Baden: Bloomsbury Nomos, 2015).

Prior Work Experience: Assistant Public Defender – St. Lawrence County Office of the Public Defender, Canton, New York

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