Annual Bernstein Lecture to be given by Professor William Twining

March 30, 2009Duke Law News

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
12:15 -1:15 pm • Room 3041

Lunch served. Reception to follow lecture.

Normative and Legal Pluralism: A Global Perspective

William Twining, the Quain Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, University College of London, and a regular visiting professor at the University of Miami Law School, will present the annual Bernstein Lecture. Twining has written extensively on jurisprudence, evidence, globalization and law, and law in Africa.

His books include Karl Llewellyn and the Realist Movement, How to Do Things with Rules (with David Miers), Globalisation and Legal Theory, The Great Juristic Bazaar, and most recently General Jurisprudence (2009). He is a fellow of the British Academy and a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Legal pluralism has become an important, sometimes contentious, focus of attention in several fields, including sociology of law, international law, comparative law, and Islamic law. This lecture sets out to demystify the topic by exploring the relationship between legal pluralism, normative pluralism, and general normative theory.

For more information, contact Neylan Gurel.
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