Drucilla Cornell is Professor of Law, Women’s Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University. Prior to beginning her academic life, she was a union organizer for a number of years, working for the U.A.W., the U.E., and the I.U.E. in California, New Jersey, and New York. Cornell was professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 1989-1994 and spent the 1991-1992 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She has authored numerous books and articles on critical theory, feminism and postmodern theories of ethics, including Beyond Accommodation, The Philosophy of the Limit, At the Heart of Freedom, and most recently, Defending Ideals. She is also a produced playwright-productions of her plays The Dream Cure and Background Interference have been performed in New York and Los Angeles.