Stephen Galoob is an assistant professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and is finishing his Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program. Prior to attending graduate school, Stephen practiced law as a commercial litigator in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Shea & Gardner and (after that firm’s combination) Goodwin Procter LLP.
Stephen’s scholarly work examines fundamental questions in criminal law, torts, contracts, and professional responsibility. His dissertation, A Liberal Theory of Reparation, examines the significance of wrongs and injustices, as well as proposing an account of the justification for reparation based on the contractualist liberalism of John Rawls and T.M. Scanlon.
Stephen also writes in the field of legal ethics. His work in this area examines how professional roles in general (and the lawyer’s role in particular) have normative significance—that is, how they change what their occupants are permitted, forbidden, or required to do. Stephen examines these questions using tools from both analytic philosophy and empirical social science. For example, his article Are Legal Ethics Ethical? (co-authored with Su Li, and forthcoming in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics) uses a survey-experiment to examine the connection between legal ethics rules and lay moral judgments.
A native Oklahoman, Stephen is very excited about returning home.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D. candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California- Berkeley (expected 2013)
- M.A. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California- Berkeley, 2009
- J.D. University of Virginia, 2002
- B.A. University of Oklahoma, 1999
Previous Teaching Experience
- Legal Studies Program, University of California- Berkeley (2009-2012)
Previous Relevant Work Experience
- Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, D.C. 2004-2007
- Shea & Gardner, Washington, D.C. 2002-2004