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Entries from October 2008

Cass Sunstein on Extremism: Politics and Law

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Cass Sunstein on Extremism: Politics and Law

The Harvard Legal Theory Forum announces its inaugural colloquium with Cass Sunstein, who will speak on Extremism: Politics and Law, on Monday, November 3, 12 PM, at Griswold 110. Lunch will be served.

Tags: Colloquia

HLTF Colloquium

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on HLTF Colloquium

Fast web poll!

We will attempt to hold our fist colloquium event before Thanksgiving break. To do this, we need to find a professor who would like to present. Ayelat Oz, Previn Warren, and I formulated this list of seven possible speakers with Duncan Kennedy. Please rank these professors preferentially as possible speakers at an inaugural colloquium event by following this link.

Tags: Colloquia

HELA Proportionality Event

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on HELA Proportionality Event

Wednesday, October 29, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

The European Law Association (HELA) is sponsoring an event on proportionality on Wednesday, October 29, from 12 PM to 1:30 PM, which HLTF is co-sponsoring. The panel will include Prof. Grainne de Burca (visiting professor at HLS), who will discuss proportionality on the European Court of Justice, Prof. Dieter Grimm, a former President of the German Constitutional Court (visiting professor at HLS and Yale), who has written on proportionality in Germany and Canada, and Prof. Vlad Perju (assistant professor at BC Law and SJD graduate of HLS), who has written on the balancing of the Supreme Court.

Attached to this post are a recent paper by Vlad Perju defending proportionality analysis against the critique that proportionality ignores rights and gives too much leeway to judges, which he will discuss, and a paper by Martti Koskenniemi on the judgment of the High court in Israel on the occupation and the wall, to which the panelists will respond.

Our Hohfeld discussion (about article #2 on this list) will be postponed one week so that we don’t have two events on the same day. So we will discuss Hohfeld on Wednesday, November 5, 7 PM, location TBA.

Tags: Events

HLTF Constitution

October 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on HLTF Constitution


Here is the constitution that I have prepared. I submitted this constitution, along with a list of members, to the Dean of Student’s office today, and Duncan Kennedy will send an e-mail to the Dean of Students indicating that he will be our faculty advisor.

Our next Legal Theory Reading group meeting will be on Wednesday, October 29.



Tags: Administration