Category Archives: Jurisprudence

Ethical Theory – Edinburgh

The British Society for Ethical Theory will hold its 2008 conference in Edinburgh July 14-16, 2008. The call for papers deadline is December 7, 2007.

Thanks: Legal Theory Blog.


Law, Knowledge, and Imagination – Tuscaloosa

Austin Sarat is organizing a three-part conference at the University of Alabama School of Law: Law, Knowledge, and Imagination.

Oct. 19, 2007 – Law’s History: How Law Understands the Past 

Jan. 11, 2008 – Imagining a New Constitution for the United States in the 21st Century

April 11, 2008 – Legal Doubt of Scientific Certainty: What Scientific Knowledge Does For and to Law

Gender, Family – Brighton, UK

Sussex Law School hosts Gender, Family Responsibility and Legal Change Conference 2008 (“An international, interdisciplinary conference), July 10-12, 2008, at Sussex Downs (near Brighton).

Paper proposals will be reviewed in four batches: those received by Sept. 30, 2007, those by Oct. 31, 2007, those by Dec. 31, 2007, and those by April 30, 2008.

Obligations — Goals of Private Law — Singapore

“The Fourth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations will be held at the National University of Singapore from 23-25 July 2008. The conference will be co-hosted by the National University of Singapore, the University of Melbourne and the Singapore Academy of Law. The theme of the conference is ‘The Goals of Private Law‘. Scholars working in the fields of contract, tort, unjust enrichment, equity or private law theory are invited to submit proposals addressing the conference theme.” Call for Papers: deadline is December 1, 2007.

Legal Realism, Feminism, Legal Theory – Madison

The University of Wisconsin School of Law hosts New Legal Realism Meets Feminism & Legal Theory II: Empirical Perspectives on the Place of Law in Women’s Work and Family Lives , Oct. 5-6, 2007, Madison.

Women working in a variety of settings face challenges rooted in traditional cultural and social patterns surrounding gender. These challenges include barriers in the workplace, the historic divisions between work and family lives, and cultural conceptualizations of “work” itself. This conference draws together empirical and legal perspectives to examine the different strategies and models women have used in addressing the dilemmas of work and family.

The conference is cosponsored by the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Emory University, and the New Legal Realism Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rhetoric – Eugene

The University of Oregon hosts “The Promise of Reason: The New Rhetoric After 50 Years,” May 17-20, 2008, in Eugene.

Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca published La Nouvelle Rhétorique: Traité de l’Argumentation in 1958, a work that has since come to represent the revival of rhetoric and its reintegration with philosophy in the twentieth century. The influence of this work is felt in rhetoric, philosophy, jurisprudence, communication studies, critical theory, and the newer disciplines of argumentation and informal reasoning.

The deadline for paper proposals is Sept. 21, 2007.

Critical Legal Conference – London

Birkbeck University of London hosts the 2007 Critical Legal Conference: Walls, Sept. 14-16. “We seek to put into question the very structures which separate schools, traditions, states, world-views.”