University of California, Los Angeles and University of Antwerp Joint Conference on Law and Philosophy

October 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014
University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard
Los Angeles 90024
United States

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  • Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values


Mark Greenberg
George Pavlakos
University of Antwerp
University of Glasgow


King's College London
Jordan Wolf

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This conference is a joint event sponsored by the UCLA Law and Philosophy program in cooperation with the University of Antwerp's Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values. 

The program begins at noon on October 10 and will go throughout the day and then start again on the morning of October 11. Presentations are scheduled by faculty members, recent Ph.D. recipients as well as current graduate students. The audience will be mixed as well. The focus will be on law and philosophy, particularly ethics and philosophy of langugage as they relate to law. 

If you would like attend, please RSVP with an email to [email protected] by October 1, 2014.

The current schedule is below. 


Friday, October 10

UCLA Law School, Room 1457

12 - 1:30pm

Opening Keynote. George Pavlakos, University of Antwerp, "Law's Authority: Authorizing or Obligating? A Comment on Scott Shapiro's "Legality.""

2 - 3pm

Samuele Chilovi, University of Antwerp and University of Barcelona, "Maurice v. Judd: a Case Study on the Interplay Between Law and Language." Comments by Will Reckner, UCLA

3:15 - 4:30pm

Stephen Nayak Young, UCLA, "Revising the Roles of Master and Servant." Comments by Lee-Ann Chae, UCLA

5 - 6:00pm

Renee Bolinger, USC, "Revisiting the Right To Do Wrong." 

Comments by David Bordeaux, UCLA  

Saturday, October 11

UCLA Law School, Room 1457

8:30 - 9am

Breakfast (provided)

9 - 10:15am

Daniel Pilchman, Chapman University, "On The Duty to Mitigate: A Typology of Dworkin's New Philosophy." Comments by Jonathan Gingerich, UCLA

10:45 - 11:45am

Sebastian Baldinger, University of Antwerp, "In the Beginning was the...What? -- The Problematic Role of Language Use in Law Creation." Comments by Alexi Patsaouras, UCLA

11:45am - 1:15pm

Lunch (provided)

1:15 - 2:30pm

Triantafyllos Gkouvas, University of Antwerp, "On the Verge of Verbalness." Comments by Jordan Wolf, UCLA

2:45 - 3:45pm

Olufemi Taiwo, UCLA, "Turn Down for What?" Comments by Lauren Schaeffer, UCLA

3:45 - 4:30

Break (drinks and food provided)

4:30 - 6pm

Closing Keynote. Mark Greenberg, UCLA, "Solving Religious Freedom."

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September 30, 2014, 8:00pm PST

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