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
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