Joseph William Singer is an American legal theorist, specializing in property law. He received his master's degree in Political Science and his J.D. degree from Harvard. He is the Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he has been teaching since 1992. Previously, he taught at Boston University School of Law and practiced law in Boston. He also served as a law clerk in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Singer has authored an extensive body of work, including Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property (Yale University Press, 2000), The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership (Beacon Press, 2000), and No Freedom without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis (Yale University Press, 2015). In addition to his books on property law and federal Native American law, he has written more than 70 law review articles. In 2015, Singer was awarded the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize from the College of William and Mary School of Law for his contributions to the advancement of private property rights.
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