Erik Encarnacion

Erik Encarnacion

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Faculty Profile: Erik Encarnacion

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Erik Encarnacion’s research focuses on the moral and conceptual foundations of private law, especially contract law, tort law, and more recently, the private law aspects of antidiscrimination law. His work appears in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Encarnacion completed a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California. Before USC, he was a litigation associate in the Dallas and New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He also clerked for the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Memphis, Tennessee.

Professor Encarnacion received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the Milton B. Conford Prize in Jurisprudence. Before law school he graduated magna cum laude in philosophy from Princeton University. He grew up in El Paso, Texas.