Monday, April 6, 2009
3:00 - 6:00 pm • Room 4044 (may change, please check again)
Attendance is free but RSVP required. Please contact Neylân Gürel
In his new book, General Jurisprudence: Understanding Law from a Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2009), William Twining, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus at University College London and perhaps the world's preeminent scholar on law and globalization, proposes to expand and adapt the Anglo-American tradition of general jurisprudence for the age of globalization. Leading scholars will discuss some of the numerous topics in this book.
The preface of the book in pdf form can be downloaded here.
George Christie: Duke University School of Law
Nicola Lacey: London School of Economics
Ralf Michaels: Duke University School of Law
Gerald Postema: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
William Twining: University College London
3:00-4:15 pm I. The Theory of a General Jurisprudence
A Brief for a Globally-Aware Philosophical Jurisprudence
Gerald Postema, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
General Jurisprudence and Comparative Law
Ralf Michaels, Duke University School of Law
Response 1 - William Twining
4:15 - 4:45 pm - Break
4:45-6:00 pm II. The Practice of a General Jurisprudence
Law as a Discipline and Empirical Legal Studies: Compatible Projects
Nicola Lacey, London School of Economics
Obstacles to the Development of a Truly Universal Law of Human Rights
George Christie, Duke University School of Law
Response 2 - William Twining 2
General Jurisprudence: A Symposium in Honor of William Twining
Monday, April 6, 2009
Salzman analyzes strengths and predicts pitfalls on the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was signed into law on Dec. 16, 1974. On the 40th anniversary of that signing, Professor James Salzman reflects on the law’s effectiveness in an essay for Slate, concluding that the SDWA was groundbreaking in ways that may be taken for granted today, but also that it faces significant challenges going forward.
Rabiej co-authors Federal Appellate Procedure Manual
John K. Rabiej, director of Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies, has co-authored the new Federal Appellate Procedure Manual with Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both have extensive, first-hand experience in the rulemaking process.