This workshop series brings leading legal and political philosophers from around the world to present their work in progress to the Faculty, providing a forum for both faculty and students to discuss central topics in legal theory. The workshop is committed to a generous and pluralistic view of theory.

Some of our speakers have presented work on general philosophical questions about the law, such as questions about the nature of law and legal authority or the legitimacy of judicial review.  Other speakers have presented on issues of philosophical interest that arise within quite specific areas of the law, such as questions about criminal responsibility, about the proper interpretation of constitutional rights, or about the purpose of tort law.

Past Workshop participants have included: Stephen Darwall, John Goldberg, Deborah Hellman, Thomas Hill, Frances Kamm, Will Kymlicka, Stephen Perry, Jerry Postema, Scott Shapiro, and Wil Waluchow, among others.

The Legal Theory Workshop is not open to the general public. We welcome individuals affiliated with the Faculty of Law and closely related departments, including political science, philosophy, criminology, history and the Centre for Ethics. All other individuals interested in attending must seek prior approval from the organizers of the workshop.

See past workshops

2020-2021 SCHEDULE

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER & TOPIC

   
October 16
12:30 - 2:00

Zoom Meeting

Sabine Tsuruda - Queen's University

November 13
12:30 - 2:00

Zoom Meeting

Arie Rosen -  University of Auckland
"Political Reasons and Political Authority"

November 27
12:30 - 2:00

Zoom Meeting

Katy Wells - University of Warwick
"Renting as a Primary Good"

 

January 29
12:30 - 2:00

Zoom Meeting

Patrick Tomlin - University of Warwick
"Proportionate harm and the problem of counter-factuals"

February 5
***POSTPONED to
MARCH 5

12:30 - 2:00

 

Zoom Meeting

Julie Saada - Sciences Po Law School, Paris
"Towards a critical politics of hospitality? Kant, cosmopolitanism, and the global public sphere"

March 12
12:30 - 2:00

Zoom Meeting

George Letsas - University College London
"In praise of Status” 

 

March 19
12:30 - 2:00

Zoom Meeting

Virginia Mantouvalou - University College London
“Structural Injustice and Workers Rights.”

 

March 26
12:30 - 2:00

Zoom Meeting

Alejandro Chehtman -Torcuato di Tella
"Asymmetrical combatants:the normative basis of the right to fight"

To be added to the paper distribution list, please send an email to events.law@utoronto.ca.