Law & Philosophy Program

Legal Theory Workshop
Fall 2009 / Spring 2010

Spring 2010

January 14, 2010
Carol Steiker
Howard J. & Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"The Death Penalty and Deontology"

January 28, 2010
John Oberdiek
Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law - Camden
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"The Moral Significance of Risking"

February 11, 2010
Gregory Keating
William T. Dalessi Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Is Tort a Remedial Institution?"

February 25, 2010
Daniel Markovits
Professor of Law, Yale Law School
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Promise as an Arm's Length Relation" and "The Dual Performance Hypothesis and the Myth of Efficient Breach"

March 11, 2010
Louis Michael Seidman
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law  Center
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Powell’s Choice: The Law and Morality of Speech, Silence, and Resignation by High Government Officials"

March 18, 2010
Rainer Forst
Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Two Pictures of Justice" & "The Justification of Human Rights and the Basic Right to Justification. A Reflexive Approach"

April 8, 2010
Margaret P. Gilbert
Abraham I. Melden Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Three Dogmas about Promising"

April 15, 2010
Ruth Gavison
Haim H. Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Taking States Seriously (TSS) and the Human Rights Discourse (HRD)"

Fall 2009

October 22, 2009
Adriaan Lanni
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Transitional Justice in Athens"

November 5, 2009
Louis-Philippe Hodgson
Post-Doctoral Fellow, UCLA Law & Philosophy Program
Professor of Philosophy, Glendon College
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Personal Sovereignty and Legal Paternalism"

November 19, 2009
Gideon Yaffe
Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Southern California
4:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Law 2448
"Can We Try to Kill the Dead? De Dicto and De Re Intention in Attempted Crimes"