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Entries from December 2009

Legal Theory Reading Group, Tue., Dec. 8, 8:00 PM with Roberto Unger

December 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Legal Theory Reading Group will be meeting tomorrow evening at 8 PM, in Hauser 103, to discuss chapters 1 and 3 of The Self Awakened: Pragmatism Unbound with Roberto Unger. The book is available on Roberto Unger’s website, at http://www.law.harvard.edu/unger/english… (the word document doesn’t have chapter numbers, but chapter 1 is the section titled “Rejected Options” and chapter 3 is the section titled “Pragmatism Reclaimed”), and is also available for purchase on Amazon.

Please tell me if you’d like to come tomorrow, as we’ve told Prof. Unger that this will be a small group discussion, and the room is also small.

Thanks very much to Gustavo for setting this up.

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Schedule Available for Conference on Neutrality and Theory of Law in Girona, May 20-22, 2010

December 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

From: http://www.filosofiayderecho.es/congreso…

Dear friend,

As we continue the preparations for our “1st conference on Philosophy and Law” we are happy to announce you its final program:
Thursday 20
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcoming words
9:30 Dr. Juan Carlos Bayón
The Province of Jurisprudence Underdetermined
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Chair-person: Dra. Margaret Martin, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
10:15 Debate
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Dr. Frederick Schauer
Distinguishing the Essential from the Important in Explaining the Nature of Law
University of Virginia (United States of America)
Chair-person: Dr. Agustín Squella, Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile)
12:30 Debate
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Dr. Brian Bix
Ideals, Concepts and Practices in Legal Theory
University of Minnesota (United States of America)
Chair-person: Dr. Tercio Sampaio Ferraz Jr., Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil)
15:45 Debate
16:45 Coffee break
17:15 Dr. Eugenio Bulygin
Alexy between Positivism and non-Positivism
Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Chair-person: Dr. Eerik Lagerspetz, University of Turku (Finland)
18:00 Debate
Viernes 21
9:00 Dr. Jules Coleman
The Difference Law Makes
Yale University (United States of America)
Chair-person:Dr. Michel Troper, Université Paris X Nanterre (France)
9:45 Debate
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Dr. Jorge Rodríguez
Law and Neutrality: The Self-Destruction of Normative Positivism
Universidad de Mar del Plata (Argentina)
Chair-person: Dr. Christian Dahlman, Lund University (Sweden)
12:00 Debate
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Dr. Riccardo Guastini
Description and Evaluation in the Theory of Legal Interpretation
Università degli studi di Genova (Italy)
Chair-person: Dr. Juan Ruiz Manero, Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
15:15 Debate
16:15 Coffee break
16:45 Dr. Brian Leiter
The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence: A New Case for Skepticism
University of Chicago (United States of America)
Chair-person: Dr. Verónica Rodríguez Blanco, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
17:30 Debate
Sábado 22
9:00 Dr. Bruno Celano
Public Reason and the Rule of Law: The Grounds of Inclusive Ethical Positivism
Università degli studi di Palermo (Italy)
Chair-person: Dra. Julie Dickson, Oxford University (United Kingdom)
9:45 Debate
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Dr. Scott Shapiro
What is law (and why should we care)?
Yale University (United States of America)
Chair-person: Dr. Ricardo Caracciolo, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
12:00 Debate
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Dr. Wilfrid Waluchow
On the Neutrality of Charter Reasoning
McMaster University (Canada)
Chair-person: Dr. Juan Vega Gómez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
15:15 Debate
16:15 Coffee break
16:45 Dr. Robert Alexy
The Dual Nature of Law
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Germany)
Chair-person: Dr. Carlos Bernal Pulido, Macquarie University (Australia)
17:30 Debate

We would also like to remind you that the reduced registration fee is available for participants registering before December 31st 2009. For more information, please, visit our website

At this same site http://www.filosofiayderecho.es/congreso…) you will also find the regulations of the Philosophy and law collection’s competition for young researchers.

Un cordial saludo

Organizan

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Legal Theory Reading Group

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

The Legal Theory Reading group will not be meeting this evening, but will have its last meeting of the semester on December 8 at 8 PM. Details to follow.

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