Richard Hoskins holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and a JD from Northwestern University, where he teaches in the law school and has been awarded the law school’s highest teaching award. He is also a practicing lawyer with a Chicago law firm and former Assistant United States Attorney in the Department of Justice, Southern District of New York. He has published articles in academic journals and taught at the University of Virginia Law School. His doctoral dissertation explored the relationship between the political thought of Reinhold Niebuhr and the schools of international relations theory, which is also the subject of a chapter he has contributed to the Oxford Handbook of Reinhold Niebuhr. His primary interests are in political philosophy and theology, US political and legal history, and European religious and social thought.