Paul Campos

Law professor, Author


Who is Paul Campos?

Paul F. Campos is a law professor, author and blogger on the faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder. Campos received his A.B. and M.A. in English from the University of Michigan and in 1989 his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Campos worked at the law firm Latham & Watkins in Chicago from 1989-1990 and became an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in 1990, where he teaches classes on property, punishment theory, jurisprudence, and legal interpretation.

Outside the legal community, Campos is perhaps best known for his 2004 book The Obesity Myth which reviews medical research on the association between higher body mass and health.

In the years since the publication of The Obesity Myth, Campos has become recognized in the academic world as a leading figure among obesity skeptics. For example, in his 2011 book The End of the Obesity Epidemic, Australian academic Michael Gard identified Campos as one of three scholars who have led the way in constructing what Gard classifies as the "empirical" counter-narrative to the claims of those who argue higher body weight represents a major public health crisis:

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on July 23, 2013


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