Law vs. Policy

I strongly recommend that our readers take a look at a recent speech by Philip Zelikow, a professor at UVA and former assistant to Condoleeza Rice. The main pivot of the speech is the distinction between ethical and moral reasoning, and the kind of reasoning that lawyers are typically trained to engage in. I’ll have a full posting on this very soon.

Author: Steven M. Teles

Steven Teles is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics. He is the author of Whose Welfare? AFDC and Elite Politics (University Press of Kansas), and co-editor of Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy (Cambridge). He is currently completing a book on the evolution of the conservative legal movement, co-editing a book on conservatism and American Political Development, and beginning a project on integrating political analysis into policy analysis. He has also written journal articles and book chapters on international free market think tanks, normative issues in policy analysis, pensions and affirmative action policy in Britain, US-China policy and federalism. He has taught at Brandeis, Boston University, Holy Cross, and Hamilton colleges, and been a research fellow at Harvard, Princeton and the University of London.