Thomas HalperThomas Halper

Phone: (646) 312-4413
Location: VC 5-278


Prof. Thomas Halper teaches constitutional law and civil liberties, where he relishes the give and take with students. The author of four books and numerous articles, he was awarded Baruch's Presidential Scholarship Achievement Award and has presented many scholarly papers in the United States and abroad.

Professor Halper lives in Brooklyn, around the corner from where he grew up.


POL 3313      Constitutional Law
POL 3314      Civil Liberties

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications


Positive Rights in a Republic of Talk: A Survey and a Critique. Dordrecht, Netherlands, London, and Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003.

The Misfortunes of Others: End-State Renal Disease in the United Kingdom. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Power, Politics, and American Democracy. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1981.

Foreign Policy Crises: Appearance and Reality in Decision Making. Columbus: Charles E. Merrill, 1971.


“Privacy and Autonomy: From Warren and Brandeis to Roe and Cruzan,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 21 (1996), 121-35.

"Life and Death in a Welfare State: End-Stage Renal Disease in the United Kingdom," Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly. Health and Society, 63 (Winter, 1985), pp. 52-93.

“The Double-Edged Sword,” Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly. Health and Society 58 (Fall, 1980), pp. 472-499.

“The Poor as Pawns: The New ‘Deserving Poor’ and the Old,” Polity 6 (Fall, 1973), 71-96.

“Logic in Judicial Reasoning,” Indiana Law Journal 44 (Fall, 1968), 33-48.

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