College of Law

Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Professor Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She received her B.A. from NYU and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Professor Nussbaum is known for her efforts to connect Hellenistic ethics and Greek mythology to modern life. She is the author of many books including The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (1986), Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life (1996), For Love of Country: A Debate on Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism (1996) Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education (1997), Sex and Social Justice (Oxford, 1999). Her current work Women And Human Development: The Capabilities Approach will be released by Cambridge University Press next year. She is also the author of numerous articles.

In addition to her work as an author, Professor Nussbaum has taught a variety of courses dealing with the nature of rationality and its application in the law including Pre-Socratic Philosophy; Reason and the Human Good in Ancient Ethical Thought; Law and Literature; and Liberal Theories of Justice.