Law, Philosophy, and Legal Theory

The Legal Theory Colloquium provides a forum for philosophical and humanistic discussion of the law at Northwestern Law School, bringing together outside scholars, resident faculty, and students to workshop new, philosophically-oriented legal scholarship.

Fall 2013

Organized by Professor Joshua Kleinfeld

Except where otherwise noted, all presentations take place on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm in Rubloff 339.

September 10
Robin B. Kar, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Illinois College of Law
"Western Legal Prehistory"

October 1
Michael S. Moore, Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Chair and Co-Director, Program in Law and Philosophy, University of Illinois College of Law
“The ‘Can’t/Won’t’ Distinction and the Nature of Volitional Excuse”

October 8
Ben Laurence, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago
"Juridical Laws as Moral Laws in Kant's Doctrine of Right"

October 15
I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Ethics, Harvard Law School
“Medical Tourism and Ending Life,” and “Medical Tourism and the Creation of Life”

October 29
Gideon Yaffe, Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Yale Law School
"In Defense of Criminal Possession"

November 5
Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
"The Twilight of International Human Rights Law"

November 15 (Friday 3:30pm - 5:20pm RB339)
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School
"Anger: Downranking, Weakness, Payback"

November 26
Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law
"How Behavioral Economics Trims Its Sails and Why"