Guus Duindam


Guus Duindam is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff. Before joining the firm, Guus was a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Judith E. Levy of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Guus attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Journal of Law Reform. During law school, he volunteered as a student attorney for the Workers Rights Clinic, where he represented clients in administrative trials and in appeals before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.

Guus also holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.  His academic work focuses on Immanuel Kant’s ethics and the philosophy of law.


  • Undergraduate: Illinois College, B.A., summa cum laude (2016)
  • Law: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., summa cum laude (2021); Class of 1908 Memorial Award; Articles Editor, Journal of Law Reform
  • Graduate School: University of Michigan, Ph.D. (2022); Honored Instructor; Gupta Values Scholarship; Cornwell Prize for best paper; Stevenson Prize for best dissertation dossier. Dissertation: An interpretation and defense of the Supreme Principle of Morality.


  • Judge Judith E. Levy, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2021-2022)
  • Judge Raymond Kethledge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2022-2023)


  • Deriving Positive Duties from Kant’s Formula of Universal Law, 40 History of Phil. Quarterly 3, p. 191-203 (2023).
  • On the Singularity of the Categorical Imperative, 39 Southwestern J. of Phil. 1, p. 165-173 (2023).
  • Family Separation as Deterrent, 61 V. J. Int’l L. Online 75 (2020)
  • On Bayne and Chalmers’ Phenomenal Unity Thesis, or: Much Ado about Nothing, 48 Philosophia 3, p. 935-945 (2020).
  • Judicial Incoherence, Capital Punishment, and the Legalization of Torture, 74 Georgetown L. J. Online 108 (2019)
  • “Is Kant the Reason Everybody Hates Moral Philosophy Professors?” in The Good Place and Philosophy, eds. Steven Benko, Andrew Pavelich (Open Court Publishing, Chicago, 2019)
  • In defense of Transcendental Idealism: Reply to McWherter, 17 Journal of Critical Realism 5, p. 514-518 (2018)
  • Why Critical Realists Ought to be Transcendental Idealists, 17 Journal of Critical Realism 3, p. 297-307 (2018).