The Future of Jurisprudence Conference

June 11, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Blavatnik School of Government
United Kingdom

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

Main speakers:

New York University
Stanford University
University of Warwick
Oxford University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Oxford University
University of Edinburgh
Oxford University
Maynooth University
Oxford University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Maryland, College Park
New York University
London School of Economics
University of Pittsburgh
Cambridge University
Australian National University
Thomas Scanlon
Harvard University
New York University
Regina Schouten
Harvard University
Oxford University
Cambridge University
Oxford University
Jie Tian
Renmin University of China
Jeremy Waldron
New York University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill



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Jurisprudence is the subject where moral, political, social, and legal philosophy come together to investigate fundamental questions of intrinsic and public importance: In what ways does the market fail to capture the value of the goods we trade? What must be true for you to be blameworthy for your actions? Is the collective act of a group more than some combination of acts of its members? How does democratic practice differ from scientific practice in confronting a problem? What is it to be reasonable as opposed to rational? When is it appropriate for a state to punish a lawbreaker? What factors threaten trust in a society and how do they interact? Is justice verdictive or aspirational? How can we kickstart a moral revolution to save ourselves from global warming?

The Future of Jurisprudence Conference will explore these and other questions over the course of three days, as a variety of scholars engage with more senior scholars to illustrate the breadth and depth of the subject of jurisprudence.


Participants include: Anthony Appiah (NYU), Michael Bratman (Stanford), Kimberly Brownlee (Warwick), Nico Cornell (Michigan), Luis Duarte d'Almeida (Edinburgh), Hasan Dindjer (Oxford), Brian Flanagan (Maynooth), Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA), John Horty (Maryland), Zoe Johnson King (USC), Nicola Lacey (LSE), Jed Lewinsohn (Pittsburgh), Onora O'Neill (Cambridge/House of Lords), Philip Pettit (Princeton/ANU), Thomas Scanlon (Harvard), Samuel Scheffler (NYU), Regina Schouten (Harvard), Tom Simpson (Oxford), Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge), Jie Tian (Renmin U of China), Jeremy Waldron (NYU), and Susan Wolf (UNC).

The Conference will close with a panel reflecting on themes from the Conference. Panellists include: Ruth Chang (Oxford), Timothy Endicott (Oxford), Leslie Green (Oxford), and Nicos Stavropoulos (Oxford). Open discussion will follow.


We invite you to review the Conference programme online:

Please note that the programme is subject to change and will be continuously updated leading-up to the Conference.


There is no admission fee for the Conference. We only ask that you please register online if you are certain that you can attend. Registration is required and will remain open until May 1st 2020. Space is limited.

All registered guests will be provided with a ticket and are requested to present their ticket at the entrance.

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May 1, 2020, 11:30pm BST

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