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KJuris: King's Legal Philosophy Workshop

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The King's Legal Philosophy Workshop, directed by Professor Lorenzo Zucca and Professor Massimo Renzo is a forum devoted to discussing works in progress by today's leading legal philosophers and theorists as well as by promising younger talents from around the world. While our focus is philosophical and jurisprudential, we construe these terms broadly and welcome all rigorous methodological approaches to legal theory.

Anyone with a keen interest in Legal Philosophy is welcome, the format of the event has now changed. Papers will no longer be circulated in advance. There will be a 45 min presentation, followed by discussion.

Please register your attendance using the links below. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the workshops will be held in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, Somerset House East Wing, Strand, Ante Room SW1.17. 

Please note that this page operates as an archive only.

Click here to view upcoming workshops for 2020/21.









Past workshops



Professor Samuel Freeman (Penn) 

Workshop: TBC

Wednesday 11 March 2020  (16:00-18:00)


Dr. Elinor Mason (Edinburgh)

Workshop: 'Negligence, Rape and Ideology'

Wednesday 12 February 2020  (16:00-18:00)


Professor Matthew Kramer (Cambridge) 

Workshop: 'Components of a Theory of Freedom of Expression'

Wednesday 22 January 2020  (16:00-18:00)


Professor Kimberly Ferzan (Virginia) 

Workshop: “#BelieveWomen and the Presumption of Innocence: Clarifying the Questions for Law and Life.”

Wednesday 20 November 2019  (16:00-18:00)

Professor David Shoemaker (Tulane)

Workshop: "The Trials and Tribulations of Tom Brady: Self-Blame, Self-Talk, Self-Flagellation"

Wednesday 16 October 2019  (16:00-18:00)

Dr Annette Zimmermann (Princeton)

Workshop: "Algorithmic Injustice Beyond Discriminatory Harm"

Thursday 3 October 2019  (16:00-18:00)


Professor Liam Murphy (NYU)

Workshop: 'Illusory Moral Rules: How Law Misleads Us about Morality'

Wednesday 20 March 2019  (16:00-18:00)


Professor Robert Audi (Notre Dame)

Workshop: 'Can Law Be Naturalized?  Legal Normativity, Moral Standards, and Political Obligation'

Tuesday 12 March 2019  (16:00-18:00)

Professor Malcolm Thorburn (University of Toronto)

Workshop: 'Criminal Punishment and the Right to Rule'

Wednesday 6 March 2019  (16:00-18:00)

Professor Roger Crisp (University of Oxford)

Workshop: 'Pessimism about the Future'

Wednesday 27 February 2019  (16:00-18:00)
Copies of Professor Crisp's paper are available via direct email contact with Professor Crisp.  

Professor Véronique Munoz-Dardé (UCL and Berkeley)

Workshop: The Priest, the Liberal and the Harlot: Liberalism and Sexual Desire

Wednesday 6 February 2019  (16:00-18:00)
Professor David Enoch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)*

Workshop: Statistical Resentment

Wednesday 30 January 2019 (15:00-17:00)

Dr. Alex Sarch (University of Surrey)

Workshop: 'Don't Be Cruel: Building the Case for Moral Luck in the Law'

Wednesday 7 November 2018 (16:00-18:00)


Professor Reem Segev (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 

Workshop: Reasons for Punishment: Actions, Agents and Consequences

Wednesday 3 October 2018 (16:00-18:00)

Professor Rainer Forst, Goethe University Frankfurt

Workshop: A Critical Theory of Transnational (In-) Justice: Realistic in the Right Way

Thursday 22 March 2018 (16.00 – 18.00)
Professor Andrei Marmor, Cornell University

Workshop: Soft Law, Authoritative Advice, and Nonbinding Agreements

Wednesday 21 February 2018 (16.00 – 18.00)


Professor Nancy Rosenblum, Harvard University

Workshop: “The New Conspiracism”

Wednesday 7 February 2018 (16.00 – 18.00)


Professor Joseph Raz, Columbia University & King’s College London 
Workshop: The Democratic Deficit

Wednesday 24 January 2018 (16.00 – 18.00)


Dr Rowan Cruft, University of Stirling

Workshop: Property Rights for the Common Good

Wednesday 29 November 2017 (16.00 – 18.00)


Professor Chiara Cordelli, The University of Chicago 

Workshop: Prospective Duties and the Demands of Beneficence

Wednesday 6 December 2017 (16.00 – 18.00)


Dr Teresa Bejan, Oxford University

Workshop: What was the point of equality?

Wednesday 15 November 2017 (16.00 – 18.00)


Professor David Estlund, Brown University

Workshop: Approximation, Deviation, and the Use of Political Ideals

Wednesday 8 November 2017 (16.00 – 18.00)


Professor Andrew Simester, King’s College London & National University of Singapore  

Workshop: Moral Luck

Wednesday 25 October 2017 (16.00 – 18.00)


Professor Seth Lazar, Australian National University 

Workshop: Aggregation and Risk

Wednesday 11 October 2017 (16.00 – 18.00)


Assistant Professor Kate Manne, Cornell University
Workshop: Exonerating Men

Wednesday 8 March 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)


Professor Antony Duff, University of Stirling
Workshop: Criminalizing Hate?
Wednesday 15 March 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)

Professor John M Finnis, Oxford University & University of Notre Dame
Workshop: The Nature of Law

Wednesday 15 February 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)


Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Aarhus University
Workshop: Respect and Discrimination
Wednesday 8 February 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)

Professor Danielle Allen, Harvard University
Workshop: Difference without Domination
Wednesday 25 January 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)


Dr Kieran Oberman, University of Edinburgh
Workshop: War and Poverty
Wednesday 30 November 2016 (16.00 - 18.00)

Dr. Ulrike Heuer (University of Leeds)
Workshop: Responsibility for Failure and Negligence
Wednesday 9 November 2016 (16.00 - 18.00)

Professor Yitzak Benbaji, Tel Aviv University

Workshop: Pre-emptive Rules and the Scope of Defensive Rights

Wednesday 19 October (16.00 - 18.00)


Dr Matthew Clayton, University of Warwick 
Workshop: Parental Anti-Perfectionism: A Political Argument
Wednesday 4 May 2016, 16:00-18:00

Professor Tim Scanlon, Harvard University
Equality, Liberty, and Coercion 
Wednesday 16 March, 16:00-18:00


Professor Jeff McMahan, Oxford University
Workshop: Proportionality and Necessity 
Wednesday 17 February 2016, 16:00-18:00

Professor Miranda Fricker, University of Sheffield
Workshop: Explaining Forgiveness
Wednesday 27 of January 2016, 16:00-18:00

Professor Samuel Scheffler, New York University
Workshop: Membership and Political Obligation
Wednesday 13 January 2016, 16.00-18.00


Professor Hans Lindahl, Tilburg University 
Workshop: Collective Action and Emergent Global Legal Orders
Wednesday 25 of November 2015, 16:00-18:00 

Professor Chris Essert, Queen’s University 
Workshop: Property & Homelessness
Friday 27 of November 2015, 16:00-18:00

Dr Lea Ypi, LSE
Workshop: Revolutionary Partisanship
Wednesday 21 October, 16:00-18:00

Professor Catherine Lu, McGill University 
Workshop: Justice and Reconciliation in International Relations
Wednesday 7 October 2015, 16.00 - 18.00

Professor Alon Harel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Workshop: Against the Hierarchy: The case for discordant parity between constitutional & international law
Wednesday 25 March 2015,  16.00 - 18.00 

Professor Victor Tadros, University of Warwick
Workshop: The Persistence of the Right of Return
Wednesday 11 February 2015, 16:00 - 18:00

Professor Anthony Duff & Professor Sandra Marshall, University of Sterling & University of Minnesota Law School 
Workshop: Civic Roles and the Criminal Law
Wednesday 28 January 2015, 16.30 - 18.00


Gianfranco Pellegrino, LUISS, Rome (Linera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Social)
Workshop: Territorial Rights After Climate Change
Monday 8 December 2014, 16.00 - 18.00

Professor Michel Rosenfeld, Cardozo Law, Yeshiva University
Workshop: Should Justice be all-encompassing or subject to moral override? A pluralist account 
Wednesday  29 October 2014, 16:00 - 18:00

Professor Martin Krygier, The University of New South Wales
Workshop:Transformations of the Rule of Law: Legal, Liberal, and Neo 
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 15.30-17.30

Professor Michael Ignatieff, University of Toronto and Harvard University
Workshop: American Democracy, Human Rights & the Use of Force
Thursday 20 March, 13.00 -15.00

Dr Angela Zhang, King's College London
Workshop: Politics in Chinese Antitrust Enforcement
Tuesday 18 March, 13.00 - 15.00 

Professor Stephen Darwall, Yale University 
Workshop on Darwall's paper: Making the Hard Problem of Moral Normativity Easier
Wednesday 12 March,  13.00 -15.0

Dr Ori Herstein, King's College London
Workshop: Standing 
Tuesday 11 March, 13.00 -15.00

Professor David Owens, University of Reading 
Title: Three sources of wrong 
Tuesday 7 January 2014, 13.00 -15.00


Dr Sylvie Delacroix: UCL
Title: From habits to practical reason and back again: Embodied agency and triggers for moral change
Tuesday 3 December, 13.00 - 15.00

Dr Nigel Simmonds: Cambridge University
Title: The Bondwoman's Son and the Beautiful Soul
Tuesday 5 November 13.00 - 15.00

Professor Robert Audi, University of Notre Dame 
Title: Freedom of Religion Conceived as a Human Right
Thursday 17 October, 13.00 - 15.00

Dr Giorgio Pino, University of Palermo 
Title:  Legal Disagreements, Legal Ideology, Judicial Duty and Other Puzzles
Surrounding the Rule of Recognition
Tuesday 1 October, 13.00-15.00

Professor David Luban, Georgetown University
Title: Positivism and Separation of Law from just about Everything
Tuesday 9 July, 13.00-15.00

Professor Seana Shiffrin, UCLA
Title: Legal regulation of Lying and Freedom of Speech
Thursday 6 June, 13.00-14.30

Dr Massimo Renzo, University of Warwick
Title:  Moral Equality of Combatants and the Duty to Fight Unjust Wars
Wednesday 6 March, 13.00-14.30

Professor David Enoch, Hebrew University
Title: A Defence of Moral Deference
Monday 4 February, 13.00-14.30

Professor John Gardner, Oxford University
Title: Strict Liability in Private Law: Some Rule of Law Anxieties
Wednesday 9 January, 13.00-14.30


Professor Stephen Perry, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Political Authority and Political Obligation
Wednesday 21 November, 13.00-14.30

Professor Otto Pfersmann, Paris Sorbonne
Title:  Against European Metaphysics
Wednesday 7 November, 13.00-14.30

Professor Hoi Kong, McGill University
Title:  Republicanism and the Division of Powers in Canada
Wednesday 10 October, 13.00-14.30



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