Dr. Luke William Hunt

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Prelaw Advisor



Office: CHBS Building, Room 5311
Phone: 540-831-6367
E-Mail: lhunt8@radford.edu

Personal webpage: lukewilliamhunt.com


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • J.D., University of Tennessee
  • B.A., University of Arkansas

Dr. Hunt joined the Radford University Faculty in 2016.

Fall 2017 classes

  • POSC-438, Constitutional Law: Government Powers, 10- 10:50 a.m., MWF
  • CRJU-360, Criminal Law and Evidence, Noon - 12:50 p.m., MWF

Office Hours: 11 a.m. - Noon, MWF, and by appointment.


Luke William Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His primary research interests are at the intersection of criminal law/procedure and jurisprudence, and are informed by his professional background. After graduating from law school, he was a law clerk for Judge James P. Jones, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, in Abingdon, VA. He then worked as a FBI Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Charlottesville, VA, and Washington, D.C. After leaving government service, he completed an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. His work at UVa focused on the moral limits of policing in the liberal tradition.

Recent Professional Activities

Recent publications include "The Law in Plato's Laws: A Reading of the "Classical Thesis," Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, 36 (2018); "Legal Speech and Implicit Content in the Law," Ratio Juris, 29:1 (2016); "What the Epistemic Account of Vagueness Means for Legal Interpretation," Law and Philosophy, 35:1 (2016); and "The Global Ethics of Helping and Harming," Human Rights Quarterly, 36:4 (2014). Recent conference presentations include work on entrapment at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual conference, Kansas City, Missouri, in 2017, and work on vagueness and legal interpretation at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2015. Current work includes a long-term project that examines the moral limits of modern police practices that flow from the basic tenets of the liberal tradition in legal and political philosophy.