Christopher Kutz is a Professor of Law at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall. He joined the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Boalt Hall in 1998. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and was a visiting professor at Columbia and Stanford law schools.
Kutz's work focuses on moral, political and legal philosophy, and he has particular interest in the foundations of criminal, international and constitutional law. His book, Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age, (Cambridge University Press, 2000), addresses the question of individual moral and legal responsibility for harms brought about through collective and corporate activity. His current work centers on democratic theory, the law of war, the metaphysics of criminal law and the nature of political legitimacy. He teaches courses in criminal law, and moral, political and legal philosophy.
Kutz's recent publications include "The Collective Work of Citizenship" in Legal Theory (2002); "Justice in Reparations: The Cost of Memory and the Value of Talk" in Philosophy & Public Affairs (2004); "The Difference Uniforms Make: Collective Violence in Criminal Law and the Law of War." Philosophy & Public Affairs (2005); and "The Lawyers Know Sin: Complicity in Torture," ed. Karen J. Greenberg, The Torture Debate in America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
He is also the director of the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs.