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Kjuris: Legal Philosophy Workshops

KJuris: King's Legal Philosophy Workshop

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The King's Legal Philosophy Workshop, directed by Professor Lorenzo Zucca and Dr Ori Herstein 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, yet potential attendees should bear in mind that we prefer to commence substantive conversation as quickly as possible and do not allow for much by way of presentation from the guest.  Taking a look at the paper in advance is, therefore, advisable.

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. 


Forthcoming workshops

Assistant Professor Kate Manne, Cornell University
Workshop: Exonerating Men
Wednesday 8 March 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)
Register via EventBrite here
Paper can be found here

Professor Antony Duff, University of Stirling
Workshop: Criminalizing Hate?
Wednesday 15 March 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)
Register via EventBrite here
Paper can be found here

Past workshops


Professor John M Finnis, Oxford University & University of Notre Dame
Workshop: The Nature of Law
Wednesday 15 February 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)
Register via EventBrite here
Paper can be found here
Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Aarhus University
Workshop: Respect and Discrimination
Wednesday 8 February 2017 (16.00 - 18.00)
Paper can be found here

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


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: Preemptive 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 Politcal Argument
Wednesday 4 May 2016, 16:00-18:00

Professor Tim Scanlon, Harvard Wednesday 4 May 2016, 16.00 - 18.00
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 Univeristy of Jerusalem 
Workshop: Against the Hierarchy: The case for discordant parity between constituional & 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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