Kimberly Kessler Ferzan is a Professor of Law at Rutgers-Camden Law School. She is also the co-director of the Rutgers-Camden Institute for Law and Philosophy and is Associate Graduate Faculty in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Philosophy Department. Ferzan’s primary field of interest is criminal law theory.
Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2000, Ferzan clerked for the Honorable Marvin Katz in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then worked as a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section, investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses committed by federal, state, and local officials. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia.
Ferzan’s scholarship includes Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law (with Larry Alexander and Stephen Morse) (Cambridge University Press 2009), as well as numerous book chapters and law review articles. She was selected to present at the 2007 Analytic Legal Philosophy Conference and her paper, Beyond Intention, was selected for the 2006 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in the criminal law category. She is an Associate Editor of Law and Philosophy.
Ferzan has also received honors for her teaching including the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2010) and Professor of the Year (2004 and 2010).