Prof. Vincent Chiao
Associate Professor

Jackman Law Building
Room J332
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Tel.: 416-978-4901

Vincent Chiao, B.A. (University of Virginia), Ph.D. (Northwestern), J.D. (Harvard), researches and teaches primarily in the area of criminal law and criminal justice, with a particular interest in the philosophical examination of its doctrine and institutions. Prior to joining the faculty in 2011, he was a law clerk for the Hon. Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and a Reginald F. Lewis Fellow at Harvard Law School.

His research has appeared in Legal TheoryCriminal Law and Philosophy, the New Criminal Law Review and Law and Philosophy.

B.A. - University of Virginia (1998)
Ph.D. - Northwestern (philosophy) (2006)
J.D. - Harvard Law School (2008)
Awards and distinctions
Robina Visiting Fellow, Spring 2014
Reginald F. Lewis Fellow, Harvard Law School (2008-2010)
Selected Publications

What is the Criminal Law For?Law and Philosophy 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10982-015-9247-8

Discretion and Domination in Criminal Procedure: Reflections on PettitPolitics, Philosophy and Economics 2015, DOI 10.1177/1470594X15599104

Punishment and Permissibility in the Criminal Law, 32 Law & Philosophy 729-765 (2013)

Ex Ante Fairness in Criminal Law and Procedure, 15(2) New Criminal Law Review 277-332 (2012)

Research interests
Criminal Law 
Criminal Procedure and Evidence
Legal Theory
Political Philosophy and Theory