Hoffheimer, Michael H. 1954–

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Hoffheimer, Michael H. 1954–


Born December 21, 1954, in Cincinnati, OH; son of Harry M. (a lawyer) and Charlotte Hoffheimer; married Luanne Buchanan (an educator), June 15, 1985; children: Joseph Allen, Jean Sarah. Education: Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (with honors), 1977; University of Chicago, M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1981; University of Michigan, J.D. (cum laude), 1984.


Home—Oxford, MS. Office—School of Law, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677; fax: 662-915-6842.


Frost & Jacobs (law firm), Cincinnati, OH, associate, 1984-87; University of Mississippi, University, assistant professor, 1987-90, associate professor, 1990-97, professor of law, 1997—, Mitchell, McNutt, Threadgill, Smith & Sams Lecturer in Law, 1991-97. University of Cincinnati, adjunct faculty member, 1985-87; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, lecturer, 1998—; guest lecturer at other institutions and international conferences. Public Defender Panel of Hamilton County, OH, member, 1985-87; American Inns of Court, bencher emeritus of William C. Keady Inn of Court.


American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, American Society for Legal History, American Constitution Society, Hegel Society of America, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


Justice Holmes and the Natural Law: Studies in the Origins of Holmes Legal Philosophy, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1992.

Directory of Law Reviews, Anderson Publishing (Cincinnati, OH), 1994, 6th edition, LexisNexis (Cincinnati, OH), 2004.

Eduard Gans and the Hegelian Philosophy of Law, Kluwer Academic (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 1995.

Fiddling for Viola: Irish and American Fiddle Tunes Transcribed for Viola, Mel Bay Publications (Pacific, MO), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy, edited by Andrew Valls, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 2005; and The Beatles and Philosophy, edited by Michael Baur and Steven Baur, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 2006. Contributor of articles and reviews to law journals and other periodicals, including Idealistic Studies, Clio, Law and Psychology Review, Pittsburgh Law Review, Rutgers Law Journal, Tulane Law Review, History of Political Theory, Cambridge Law Journal, Journal of the History of Ideas, History of Political Theory, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Owl of Minerva, and Hegel-Studien.


Michael H. Hoffheimer told CA: "As a professor of law trained in the humanities, I combine an active agenda of traditional legal research focusing on criminal law, conflict of laws, and court systems with research on the history of culture and ideas. To my career-long study of the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel, I have added in recent years some work on the history of race, film, and popular culture. My passion for music motivates several projects aimed at amateur fiddlers, and my anachronistic affinity for social reform and romanticism fuel ongoing research on Bollywood."

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