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Henry Federer

Henry Federer

Dissertation Title: TBD

Doctoral Supervisor: Professor Jeremy Waldron

Biography: Henry Federer is a JSD student from Canada. His research interests include constitutional law, legal philosophy, political theory, and theories of justice. His doctoral work focuses on legal and philosophical issues with positive constitutional rights.

Henry completed his LL.M. in Legal Theory at NYU Law in 2023, where his thesis explored the relationship between moral responsibility and political institutions. He received his J.D. from Queen's University (2019) and his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Western University (2015). He was previously a student editor of the N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change and the Queen’s Law Journal.

Prior to attending NYU Law, Henry worked as a lawyer at an international law firm in Toronto with a litigation practice focused on public law, corporate and commercial disputes, and intellectual property matters. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020.

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