Stefan Sciaraffa is an assistant professor with the McMaster University Department of Philosophy. He specializes in the philosophy of law and social, moral and political philosophy. He received a J.D. from the University of Texas (1997) and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Arizona (2007). He practiced law as an associate with the commercial litigation section of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP. He has experience teaching courses in social, moral, and political philosophy, the philosophy of law, and substantive areas of law (American Constitutional Law, Legislation, and Property).