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
Duke Law Magazine
Two IP scholars present the history of music as an epic battle between creativity and control.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Prof. Siegel discuss the Court’s recent and upcoming terms, the importance of consensus, and Ginsburg’s legacy at D.C. Summer Institute event.
On the Ground
Students share their experiences working with asylum-seeking families at a south Texas detention center.
General Jurisprudence: A Symposium in Honor of William Twining
Monday, April 6, 2009
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the Court's 2016-17 term and previews upcoming cases with Prof. Neil Siegel at D.C. Summer Institute event
At a July 21 Duke Law event in Washington, D.C., Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recapped the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016-17 term and discussed its recent consensus among the justices, its rulings on the scope of the Trump administration’s “travel ban” executive order, and her legal legacy during an interview with Professor Neil Siegel.