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Entries from September 2009

Announcing the Holmes Lectures

September 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Holmes Lectures
to be given by
Jeremy Waldron
University Professor, New York University Law School

Dignity and Defamation: The Visibility of Hate

Monday, October 5:
Why Call Hate Speech Group Libel?

Tuesday, October 6:
What Does a Well-Ordered Society Look Like?

Wednesday, October 7:
Libel and Legitimacy

October 5, 6, and 7, 2009
Austin Hall North
Harvard Law School
5:15 p.m.

A reception will follow the first lecture in the Austin Hall Rotunda

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Legal Theory Reading Group Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7:30PM, Lewis 301

September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Legal Theory Reading Group Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7:30PM, Lewis 301

The Legal Theory Reading Group will meet for the first time this semester on Wednesday, September 30, at 7:30 PM in the Lewis International Law Center, Room 301.  We will discuss Duncan Kennedy’s article on “Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy,” 32 J. Legal Educ. 591 (1982), available at Duncan Kennedy’s website; (and if you prefer to read it in French or Spanish, translations are available here). All are welcome, and we expect the discussion to last approximately 90 minutes.  A reading for the next meeting of the reading group will be selected at this meeting.

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Call for Papers: The Journal Jurisprudence

September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Call for Papers: The Journal Jurisprudence

Eric Engle, who presented a paper to the Legal Theory Forum last spring, is guest editing an issue of the Journal Jurisprudence, which is seeking papers on the theme “Post Positivist Reintegration.” If you are interested in submitting, please contact the Legal Theory Forum, and we’ll put you in touch with Eric.

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Ronald Dworkin Conference at BU Law

September 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Ronald Dworkin Conference at BU Law

Today and tomorrow, Boston University Law School is hosting a conference on Ronald Dworkin’s forthcoming book, Justice for Hedgehogs. Speakers include Dworkin, Richard Fallon, Lawrence Solum, Benjamin Zipursky, Anita Allen, Christine Jolls, T.M. Scanlon, Amartya Sen, Kwame Anthony Appiah, John Goldberg, Frances Kamm, Larry Sager, Robin West, Samuel Freeman, Stephen Macedo, Frank Michelman, Jeremy Waldron, and others. A flyer for the event is available here.

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Isaiah Berlin Centennial Conference

September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Isaiah Berlin Centennial Conference

This Friday and Saturday, Harvard University is hosting a conference marking the hundredth anniversary of Isaiah Berlin’s birth. Speakers will include Svetlana Boym, Malachi Haim Hacohen, Janos Kis, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Martha Nussbaum, Alan Ryan, Amartya Sen, Michael Walzer, Bernard Yack, and others. A full schedule is available at the conference website.

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