Programme for the 5th Cambridge Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory

The workshop will take place on 26 August 2019 at King’s College, Cambridge

8.45-9.15       Registration

9.15-10.15      Keynote presentation by Prof Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco “The Backward-Looking Puzzle of Responsibility in Negligence”

10.15-10.45    Break

10.45-12.45    Panel I: Core concerns in jurisprudence (Chair: Tony Zhou)

  • Michael Foran “The Rule of Law and the Separateness of Persons”
  • Hafsteinn Kristjansson “The Quest for an Ultimate Norm”
  • Meir Yarom “The Logical bases of Legal Inconsistency”

12.45-13.45    Lunch

13.45-15.45    Panel II: Authority (Chair: Giordana Campagna)

  • Teng Li “Necessity Justification”
  • Lene Korseberg “State Authority without a Duty to Obey: Challenging the Assumption of Correlativity between Legitimate Authority and Political Obligation”
  • Fernando Bracaccini “Punishment, Justification and Authority”

15.45-16.15    Break

16.15-18.15    Panel III: Human rights theory (Chair: Agnes Lindberg)

  • Szymon Mazurkiewicz “Why the naturalistic approach in philosophy of human rights is not naturalised at all and how it can actually be naturalised?”
  • Edward Bechard-Torres “Remedies and End-points in Structural Change Litigation”
  • Sebastien Bishop “Censorship, control, authority”

18.15             Informal dinner (tba)

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If you want to participate in the workshop, please email Giordana Campagna or Agnes Harriet Lindberg as there are limited places available.

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Call for Abstracts

The fifth edition of the Cambridge Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory will be held on 26 August 2019 at the University of Cambridge. We welcome abstracts that address legal questions from philosophical and theoretical perspectives.

Our keynote speaker is Professor Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco, Professor in Moral and Political Philosophy (Jurisprudence) in the School of Law, University of Surrey and member of the Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy.

The Workshop is primarily for research students and those who have received their doctoral degree less than two years ago.

The Workshop does not have a fixed theme. Consideration will generally be given to creating thematically-coherent panels when selecting abstracts for presentation.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer subsidies for the presenters’ travel and accommodation costs.

Please send your abstract of less than 500 words and your CV to Giordana Campagna(gc574@cam.ac.uk) and Agnes Harriet Lindberg (ahl33@cam.ac.uk) by 20 May 2019. The chosen presenters should submit their full papers by 1 August 2019 so that there is sufficient time to circulate the papers to the participants. The length of the paper should not exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes).

Queries can be addressed to Giordana Campagna (gc574@cam.ac.uk) or Agnes Harriet Lindberg (ahl33@cam.ac.uk)

For updates, please refer to our website: https://cambridgelegaltheory.wordpress.com/

Convenors: Giordana Campagna and Agnes Harriet Lindberg.

The Workshop is kindly sponsored by:

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Final Programme and Registration

We are happy to announce that we have finalised the programme for this year’s Cambridge Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory. Please visit our Eventbrite page to register. Registration ends on 11 May 2017 at noon.

In the interest of promoting lively and in-depth discussion of the papers, tickets for non-presenters are limited.

9:00 – 9:30: Registration

9:30 – 10:30: Keynote Address

Professor Stanley Paulson (William Gardner Hammond Professor of Law Emeritus and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis; since 2011 a guest of Robert Alexy’s in the Faculty of Law, University of Kiel): ‘The Metamorphosis in Hans Kelsen’s Legal Theory’

10:30 – 12:30: Panel I: Core Concerns of Jurisprudence

Chair: Jason Allen (University of Cambridge)

12:30 – 12:50: Talk ‘Publishing One’s PhD Dissertation’

Bill Asquith, Commissioning Editor, Hart Publishing

12:50 – 13:40: Lunch

13:40 – 15:40: Panel II: Hans Kelsen’s Legal Theory

Chair: Joshua Neoh (University of Cambridge)

15:40 – 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00: Panel III: Theories of Rights

Chair: John Adenitire (University of Cambridge)

All sessions will be held in Room 119, the Department of Politics and International Studies (Alison Richard Building), 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT.

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Call for Abstracts

The third edition of the Cambridge Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory will be held on 6 June 2017 at the University of Cambridge. We welcome abstracts that address legal questions from philosophical and theoretical perspectives.

Our keynote speaker is Professor Stanley L. Paulson, the William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law Emeritus and Professor of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis.

The Workshop is primarily for research students and those who have received their doctoral degree less than two years ago.

The Workshop does not have a fixed theme. However, given the expertise of Professor Paulson, there is a possibility for a panel on 20th century European legal philosophy and legal theory. Consideration will generally be given to creating thematically-coherent panels when selecting abstracts for presentation.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer subsidies for the presenters’ travel and accommodation costs.

Please send your abstract of less than 500 words and your CV to Ya Lan Chang (ylc33@cam.ac.uk) by 24 March 2017. The chosen presenters should submit their full papers by 5 May 2017 so that there is sufficient time to circulate the papers to the participants. The length of the paper should not exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes).

Queries can be addressed to Ya Lan Chang (ylc33@cam.ac.uk).

For updates, please refer to our website: https://cambridgelegaltheory.wordpress.com/

Organisers: Ya Lan Chang and Jason Allen.

The Workshop is kindly sponsored by:

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