Legal Philosophy Workshop

June 25, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Legal Philosophy Workshop

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University of Surrey
University of Iowa
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Queen's University
Nottingham University

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s Legal Philosophy Workshop will be held online over several sessions from June 16 and ending July 7.  Attendance is free! Registration is required to receive pre-read copies of the papers and access links for the talks.   Register here: 

Sessions run form 12:30-2pm EST (5:30-6pm UK Time). Our exciting lineup includes:


Tuesday, June 16

Presenter: Adam Kolber (Brooklyn Law)

Paper: Line Drawing in the Dark

Commenter: Hasan Dindjer (Oxford)


Thursday, June 18

Presenter: Maxime LePoutre (Oxford)

Paper: Hate Speech Laws: Expressive Power is Not the Answer

Commenter: Christoph Bezemek (Graz)


Tuesday, June 23

Presenter: Scott Altman (USC)

Paper: Selling Silence: The Morality of Sexual Harassment NDAs

Commenter: Asya Passinsky (Dartmouth)


Thursday, June 25

Presenter: Kristen Bell (Oregon)

Paper: Toward a Normative Theory of Parole Grounded in Trust

Commenter: Chelsea Rosenthal (Simon Fraser)


Tuesday, June 30

Presenter: Wendy Salkin (Stanford)

Paper: Speaking for Others from the Bench

Commenter: Maggie O’Brien (Edinburgh)


Thursday, July 2

Presenter: Erik Encarnacion (UT Austin)

Paper: Living Well is the Best Revenge

Commenter: Chris Essert (Toronto)


Tuesday, July 7

Presenter: Hillary Nye (Alberta)

Paper: On Law for Crabs, Angels, and Aliens: Thought Experiments and Methodology in Legal Philosophy

Commenter: Nevin Johnson (UNC Chapel Hill)


LPW is an annual workshop designed to foster reflection on the nature of law and the philosophical issues underlying its different areas. Our aim is to promote work that connects legal philosophy with other branches of philosophy (e.g., moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology, or philosophy of action) and to create a venue for the critical examination of different viewpoints about law. All sessions are plenary. You can find more information about LPW for this year and years past on our website:

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