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Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn is Professor of Law and History at Harvard University. Previously, he taught History at Columbia University for thirteen years most recently as James Bryce Professor of European Legal History. His areas of interest are in legal scholarship including international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He has written several books in his fields of European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010), and edited or coedited several others. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal Humanity and holds editorial positions at several other publications. Moyn earned a Doctorate in modern European history from the University of California-Berkeley in 2000 and a Law Degree from Harvard Law School in 2001.


  • Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University