Georgetown University

John Hasnas
Associate Professor
McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets
Washington, DC 20057
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John Hasnas is an associate professor of business at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and a visiting associate professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, where he teaches courses in ethics and law. Professor Hasnas taught at Georgetown University Law Center and Duke University School of Law full-time during the 2008-09 academic year and has held previous appointments as associate professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, visiting associate professor of law at the Washington College of Law at American University, and Law and Humanities Fellow at Temple University School of Law. Professor Hasnas has also been a visiting scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics in Washington, DC and the Social Philosophy and Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Lafayette College, his J.D. and Ph.D. in Legal Philosophy from Duke University, and his LL.M. in Legal Education from Temple Law School. Between 1997 and 1999, Professor Hasnas served as assistant general counsel to Koch Industries, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas. His scholarship concerns ethics and white collar crime, jurisprudence, and legal history. His book Trapped: When Acting Ethically Is Against the Law is available from the Cato Institute.