Paul Gowder

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College of Law
University of Iowa

Dr. Gowder teaches constitutional law and torts, and he also taught professional responsibility and the policy lab. His research spans a broad territory in constitutional law, legal data science, ethics, normative and conceptual jurisprudence, political philosophy, democratic theory, and game theory.

Gowder's book, The Rule of Law in the Real World (Cambridge University Press, 2016) draws on philosophical argument, historical research into the law in societies as diverse as seventeenth-century England and classical Athens, and political science tools to make sense of the idea of government under law in real-world societies and its relationship to social equality.