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.

See also the Law & Philosophy focus area.

Education
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 (peer reviewed).

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

Mass Incarceration and the Theory of Punishment,” Criminal Law & Philosophy 2015, DOI 10.1007/s11572-015-9378-x (peer reviewed).

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