Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium

The Law, Reason, and Value Colloquium includes distinguished professors of law or philosophy who will present papers on a range of topics in legal philosophy or legal theory, broadly construed, such as the relationship of legal norms to moral norms, responsibility in law and morality, and the criteria for permissible risk imposition.

2017-2018 Colloquia


October 12
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Gregory Keating
William T. Dalessi Professor of Law and Philosophy
USC Gould School of Law

Negligent Wrongs: Responsibility for Avoidable Harm

October 26
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Douglas Husak
Professor II, Philosophy
Rutgers University

The Metric of Punishment Severity: A Puzzle about the Principle of Proportionality

November 9
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3750

Ken Simons
Chancellor's Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy (courtesy)
UCI School of Law

Actual, Apparent and Hypothetical Consent in Tort Law

December 7
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Deborah Hellman
David Lurton Massee, Jr., Professor of Law
Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law

University of Virginia School of Law

 The Epistemic Commitments of Nondiscrimination

February 8
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Alec Walen
Professor of Law
Rutgers Law School

 Risks and Limited Aggregation

February 15
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Duncan Pritchard
Chancellor's Professor of Philosophy
UCI School of Humanities

Legal Risk, Legal Evidence and the Arithmetic of Criminal Justice

March 22
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Gregory Shaffer
Chancellor’s Professor
UCI School of Law

Legal Realism and International Law

April 19
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Gabriel Mendlow
Assistant Professor of Law, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Michigan Law School

The Unity of Action and the Action as Object: Unsung Axioms of Criminal Law

May 3
5:00–6:30 p.m.
LAW 3500H

Christopher Kutz
C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law

Collective Resource Control and the Power of Complicity

Papers are available for colloquium use only and may not be cited or redistributed without permission of the author.
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