Posted April 11, 2012

Faculty Focus: Dave Hoffman

In the latest installment of the faculty profile series, David Hoffman, a professor at Temple's Beasley School of Law, discusses his work in the areas of behavior law and economics. Specifically, Hoffman studies moral psychology and law -- how people’s intuitions about wrong-doing interact with how they behave. 

Hoffman says he went from wanting to be "the next Indiana Jones" to practicing law to teaching. "When I went to law school, I fell in love with the law. I could talk about the law all day long and all night as well. It’s just endlessly fascinating. So this has been a bit of a journey for me thinking I was certain I was going to be an archaeologist to being certain I was going to become a lawyer, to being what I am now which is full time professor of law."