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Areas of Expertise:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Evidence
  • Human Rights
  • Jurisprudence
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Securities Enforcement
 
 

John P. Anderson

 

Associate Professor of Law

 

Education:

 

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., May 2003
  • University of Virginia, PhD., Philosophy, May 2000
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Philosophy, May 1994

 

Professional Experience:

 

  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP, Washington, D.C., Senior Associate, Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group, June 2007 - 2010
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, D.C., Associate, Litigation Practice Group, September 2003 - June 2007
  • American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., Adjunct Professor, Fall 2005 - Fall 2007
  • University of Virignia, Instructor, Fall 1997 - Spring 2000
 
 

Publications:

 

 
 

 Works in Progress:

 

 
 
 

Paper Presentations:

 

  • "The Paradox of Insider Trading Compliance for Issuers," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, August 2014
  • "What's the Harm in Issuer-Licensed Insider Trading?" Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, August 2014
  • Moderator, "International Law," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, August 2014
  • "Human Rights Discourse After Babel," Law and Society, Minneapolis, MN, May 2014
  • “Two Challenges for Human Rights Minimalism: A Response to Alistair Macleod," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Diego, April 2014
  • "Painbrushes and Crowbars: A Rortyan Defense of Liberal Neutrality in the Law," Workshop on Law and Human Rights in a Post-Secular World, Mississippi College School of Law, March 2014
  • "The Coming Sea Change for Insider Trading Law: Resolving the Dilemma of Loopholes in 10b5-1 Trading Plans," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, August 2013
  • "Law Beyond God and Kant: A New Path to Liberal Neutrality in Pluralistic Democracies," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, August 2013
  • "Adjudicating Hard Cases without Appeal to First Principles: A Neopragmatist Path to Liberal Neutrality," International Conference on Law and Society, June 2013 
  • "Greed, Envy, and the Criminalization of Insider Trading," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, August, 2012.
  • "The Legitimation of Law beyond God and Kant: A Neopragmatist Defense of the Liberal Principle of Legitimacy (Part II)," International Conference on Law and Society, June 2012.
  • "The Legitimation of Law beyond God and Kant: A Neopragmatist Defense of the Liberal Principle of Legitimacy," Association for the Study of Law, Culture & The Humanities 15th Annual Conference, March 16-17, 2012.
  • "Greed, Envy, and the Criminalization if Insider Trading: Is It Moral or Moralistic?" The 18th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, St John's University, New York, New York, October 26-28, 2011.
  • "On the Irrelevance of Truth to Justice: John Rawls's Pragmatism," Association for the Study of Law, Culture & The Humanities 14th Annual Conference, March 11 & 12, 2011.
  • Discussant, "Human Rights as Articles of Faith," Association for the Study of Law, Culture & The Humanities 14th Annual Conference, March 11 & 12, 2011.
  • "Patriotic Liberalism," at American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Berkeley, Ca., April 1999.
  • "Sophie's Choice" at University of Richmond, Guest Lecture, April 1998.
  • "Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in Light of Political Liberalism" at Harvard/MIT Graduate Conference in Philosophy, March 1998.
  • "The Paradox of Agent-Centered Restrictions" at Virginia Philosophical Association, James Madison University, November 1996.
 
 
 

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Courses Taught:

 

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts I and II
  • Evidence
  • International Human Rights
  • Themes in Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Law and Morality

 

Law School and Institutional Service:

 

  • Director, Mexico Study-Abroad Program
  • Director, Cuba Study-Abroad Program
  • Advisor, BLSA
  • 1L Professor of the Year, Section X (2010-2011)
  • 1L Professor of the Year, Section X (2011-2012)
  • 1L Professor of the Year, Section x (2013-2014)