Jeffrey Helmreich

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law
School of Humanities

Director of Humanities and Law Minor

Co-Director (with Ken Simons), Center for Legal Philosophy


J.D., Georgetown

A.B., Columbia

Fax: (949) 824-6520

University of California, Irvine
71 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 4555
Irvine, CA 92697

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Ethics, Action, Jurisprudence
I work in ethics and legal philosophy, with a particular interest in the expressive meaning of law, action and speech acts, and their role in counteracting wrongdoings and repairing relationships. Other areas of focus include moral psychology and the philosophy of torts and evidence law.
Publications "The Apologetic Stance," Philosophy & Public Affairs, no. 43 (2015): 75–108.
  "Reasonable Doubts or Doubtable Reasons? The Case for an Objective Standard," British Journal of American Legal Studies 4:1 (2015): 255-289
  "Does 'Sorry' Incriminate? Evidence, Harm and the Protection of Apology," Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 21 (2012)
  "Putting Down: Expressive Subordination and Equal Protection," UCLA Law Review Discourse, Vol. 59:112 (2012)
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