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Ronald Dworkin, the Constitutional Law Expert and Philosopher of America died at 81

Feb 18, 2013 10:43 IST

American philosopher and Constitutional law expert, Ronald Dworkin died in a hospital at London on 14 February 2013. The liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity died at the age of 81 suffering from leukemia.

He is now survived by his wife, Irene Brendel Dworkin, two children Anthony Dworkin and Jennifer Dworkin and two grandchildren.

Ronald Dworkin


•    Dworkin was a professor of law at New York University and was an emeritus professor at University College London
•    He was one of the best known and most quoted legal scholars in the U.S. and also an expert on British law
•    He wrote books named A Matter of Principle, Law's Empire and Justice for Hedgehogs
•    He graduated in Law from Harvard Law School in 1957
•    He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England

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