Dr. Kenneth Ehrenberg

Kenneth Ehrenberg

Assistant Professor / Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law

Office Hours

Spring 2017:

Thursdays 10:00-11:00am or by appointment.



Professor Ehrenberg joined the department in 2012 after having taught at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

His primary area of interest is in philosophy of law, specifically issues relating to methodology, authority, the epistemology of legal evidence, and the relation of law to morality. He directs the department’s jurisprudence specialization.


PhD, Columbia University, 2005

JD, Yale University, 1997

Representative Publications

The Functions of Law (Oxford University Press, 2016).

“Law as Plan and Artefact,” Jurisprudence 7:325-40 (2016).

“Less Evidence, Better Knowledge,” McGill Law Journal 60:173-214 (2015).

“The Anarchist Official: A Problem for Legal Positivism,” Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 36:89-112 (2011).

“Law Is Not (Best Considered) an Essentially Contested Concept,” International Journal of Law in Context 7:209-32 (2011).

“Defending the Possibility of a Neutral Functional Theory of Law,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 29:91-113 (2009).