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Mark Howenstein

Mark HowensteinProfessor of Law and Society - Retired

Year Joined RCNJ: 1993

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7431
  • Office: G227
  • Office Hours: Tuesday, Friday 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., or by appointment


  • Ph.D., Jurisprudence and Social Policy, U.C. Berkeley (1993)
  • M.A., Jurisprudence and Social Policy, U.C. Berkeley (1988)
  • M.A., Liberal Studies, Washington University (1986)
  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law (1981)
  • B.A., Philosophy, St. Louis University (1977)

Convening Group:

  • Law and Society

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Law and Justice
  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • American Legal History
  • Directed Readings in Law and Society
  • Thesis Supervision in Law and Society
  • Famous Trials
  • Civil Disobedience

Teaching Interest:

  • Humanities and Law: Philosophy, History and Literature of Law

Research Interest:

  • Law and Justice
  • Law and Social Change

Recent Publications:

  • Socrates and the Moral Limits of Legal Obligation, Journal of Law, Culture and the Humanities (2009)
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