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Legal Theory Reading Group, November 2, 7:00 PM, Pound 418

October 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on Legal Theory Reading Group, November 2, 7:00 PM, Pound 418

Hi everyone,

The next Legal Theory Forum meeting will be this coming Tuesday (Nov 02) at 7pm in Pound 418. Once again, we’re planning on serving dinner. This week we’ll be reading a CLS critique of law & economics. The text is an excerpt from Duncan Kennedy, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Entitlement Problems: A Critique, 33 Stanford Law Review 387 (1981). The article is rather long, so feel free to focus on pages 1-14 and 36-59 (that is: skip part III “The Offer-Asking Probllem”). The file is available here.

And for anyone who is interested on extra work, we recommend Duncan Kennedy’s entry in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law on “law-and-economics from the perspective of critical legal studies.” Available here.

Anthony & Gustavo

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Legal Theory Reading Group, October 19, 7:00 PM, Pound 203

October 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment


Thanks to everyone who made it to the reading group last week. A few quick updates:

1) Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19 at 7pm in Pound 203. Continuing with the Law & Econ theme, the reading for next week is a response to the Posner piece by Ronald Dworkin entitled “Is Wealth a Value?” Journal of Legal Studies, 9, 1980, pp.191-226 (available here).

We’ll be ordering food this time (Thai). If you can, please let us know in advance if you’re planning to come so we don’t order too much or too little.

2) Let us know if you’ve been working on a paper that you’d like to present or workshop.

3) We’d also like to pass on some information about the 2010 Harvard Graduate Conference in Political Theory.

The Department of Government (FAS) at Harvard University will host a conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy on November 5-6, 2010. The conference will take place at the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS). All events will be held on the concourse level of the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Additional information, including a detailed schedule, can be found here or by emailing or e-mail

Anthony & Gustavo

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