Frederick Schauer

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Frederick Schauer (born 15 January 1946) is the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and Frank Stanton Professor (Emeritus) of the First Amendment at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.[1][2] He is well known for his work on American constitutional law, especially free speech, and on legal reasoning, especially the nature and value of legal formalism.


  • The Theory of Rules, by Karl Llewellyn, edited and with an introduction by Schauer (2011).
  • Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (2009).
  • Profiles, Probabilities, and Stereotypes (2003).
  • Playing By the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life (1991).
  • The Philosophy of Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings with Commentary (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong) (1996).
  • Supplements to Gunther, Constitutional Law (1983–1996).
  • Law and Language (editor) (1992).
  • The First Amendment: A Reader (with John H. Garvey) (1992).
  • Free Speech: A Philosophical Enquiry (1982).
  • The Law of Obscenity (1976).


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  2. "Everything we do is tentative. An interview with Prof. Frederick Schauer". Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy. Retrieved 2016-03-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>