Prof. Dr. Peter Goodrich

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, Director of the Program in Law and Humanities Founding Dean of the Department of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London

Curriculum vitae

  • LL.B., 1975, Universität Sheffield
  • Ph.D., 1984, Universität Edinburgh
  • Direktor des Programms für Recht und Geisteswissenschaften bei der Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Leitender Herausgeber der Zeitschrift Law and Literature
  • Gründungsherausgeber und Redaktionsmitglied der Zeitschrift Law and Critique
  • Gründungsdekan der rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Birkbeck College, University of London, wo er ebenfalls die Corporation of London Professur für Jura innehielt


  • Vertragsrecht
  • Film und Recht
  • Gender und Recht
  • Jurisprudenz

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • Reading the Law: A Critical Introduction to Legal Method and Techniques, Blackwell Publishers 1986.
  • Oedipus Lex: Psychoanalysis, History, Law. Philosophy, Social Theory and the Rule of Law, University of California Press 1995.
  • Law in the Courts of Love: Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences, Routledge 1996.
  • Law and the Postmodern Mind: Essays on Psychoanalysis and Jurisprudence. Law, Meaning, and Violence (ed. with David Gray Carlson), University of Michigan Press 1998.
  • Nietzsche and Legal Theory: Half-Written Laws (with Mariana Valverde), Routledge 2005.
  • Law Text Terror (with Lior Barshack), Routledge-Cavendish 2006.
  • The Laws of Love: A Brief Historical and Practical Manual (Language, Discourse, Society), Palgrave Macmillan 2006.
  • The Scene of the Mass Crime: History, Film and International Tribunals (with Christian Delage), Routledge 2013.
  • Visiocracy: On the Futures of the Fingerpost, 39 Critical Inquiry 498-531.
  • The Political Theology of Private Law, 11 ICON, pp. 146-161, 2013.
  • The Foolosophy of Justice and the Enigma of Law, 24 Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, pp. 141-178, 2013.
  • Screening Law, in: M. Pasche & J. Radul (eds.): A Thousand Eyes: Media, Technology, Law and Aesthetics, Sternberg Press 2013.
  • Legal Emblems and the Art of Law: Obiter Depicta as the Vision of Governance, Cambridge University Press 2014.
  • Legal Rhetoric, in: M. Macdonald (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies, Oxford University Press 2014.