Charles W. Collier is Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Florida. He holds a law degree from Stanford and a doctorate in Philosophy from Yale. He was a DAAD Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Law at the Universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen. His work in First Amendment law, Constitutional law, intellectual history, and interdisciplinary legal theory has appeared in such journals as Critical Inquiry, Dissent, Legal Theory, Ethics, Critical Review, Inquiry, History and Theory, Duke Law Journal, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review,
and Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte.
He is editor of Basic Themes in Law and Jurisprudence
(LexisNexis, 2000) and author of Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech
(Oxford University Press, 2009). Professor Collier's scholarship can be found on:
J.D., Stanford University; Ph.D., Yale University; DAAD Fellow, Universität Heidelberg; M.Phil., Yale University; M.A., Yale University; B.A., Reed College
Teaching and Scholarship
- Jurisprudence and Legal Theory; American Legal Thought; Constitutional Law; Interdisciplinary Legal Philosophy; First Amendment Theory and the Philosophy of Language; Legal and Intellectual History; Intellectual Foundations of the Humanities and Social Sciences; and Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty as Assistant Professor of Law in 1986. Named Associate Professor (1989), Professor of Law (1992), and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy (1994).
- Previous Educational Experience: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen (1990-95); Faculty Member, St. John's College, Annapolis (1979-81); Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii (1977-79); Teaching Fellow, Yale University (1974-75).
- Law Clerk to Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1985-86.