The Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership Graduate Conference for Legal Theory

May 28, 2014 - May 29, 2014
Department of Philosophy, McMaster University


Keynote speakers:

Christopher Essert
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
François Tanguay-Renaud
Osgoode Hall Law School

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We are currently accepting submissions from graduate students and law students from all universities for presentations relating to all areas within legal theory including, but not limited to:

·      General and Normative Jurisprudence

·      The Nature of Law

·      Law and Morality

·      Judicial Review / Judicial Activism / Theories of the Judicial Role

·      Constitutionalism

·      Feminist Approaches to Legal Theory / Critical Legal Studies

·      The History of Legal Philosophy

·      Law and Authority

·      Controversies related to all areas of law (criminal law, tort law, administrative law, etc…)

·      International Law

Papers should be approximately 3000-4000 words in length and be either in .rtf or .doc format. Each presenter will be given a one hour presentation slot, of which 25-30 minutes will be dedicated to presenting the paper, with the other 30-35 minutes dedicated to participant responses. An abstract of 100-200 words should accompany all papers. All papers and abstracts must be submitted no later than January 31, 2014.

A panel of both legal philosophy graduate students and professors at McMaster, and law students and professors at Osgoode Hall will review submissions using criteria of interest, sophistication, and general overlap with similar themes. All papers will be subject to blind review. Notice of acceptance will be given on March 3, 2014.

While only graduate and law student papers will be accepted for presentation, all persons (including students, faculty, or any persons with a general interest in legal theory) are welcome to attend.

Please send papers and abstracts, together with your name, contact information, and home university to: [email protected]

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