Legal and Political Theory Workshop Series

 NUI Galway Legal and Political Theory Workshop Series

The Workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for presenting and discussing work in legal and political theory, broadly construed. This includes, but is not limited to, work in jurisprudence, legal reasoning, applied legal theory, critical legal theory, moral and political philosophy, political theory, and the history of legal and political ideas.

 The Workshop is convened by Eoin Daly, John Danaher, and Ioanna Tourkochoriti.

Structure of the Workshop:

The workshop operates as a forum in which legal and political theorists can discuss and receive constructive feedback on their work in a collaborative environment. Presenters will speak to their paper for 30-40 mins, and this will be followed by discussion with attendees for up to 50 minutes. The sessions will last a maximum of 90 minutes.

Papers should be available at least two weeks in advance of the workshop session so that they are pre-circulated to attendees.

The workshop will meet during academic terms from 12:00h – 14:00h in Hardiman 1001, The Bridge Room.

Workshop Schedule 2016/17



11th November 2016 Alexa Zellentin (University College Dublin School of Politics and International Relations) “Three Conceptions of Climate Justice”
25th November 2016 Akis Psygkas (University of Bristol Law School) “Who Interprets the Constitution? Democratic Constitutionalism in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom”
2nd December 2016 Luca Silliquini-Cinelly (Deakin Law School, Australia) “On the Negative Locus of Authority and Sovereignty: the Role of Implied Legal Principles and Rules in Global Constitutionalism”
9th December 2016 Christopher Cowley (University College Dublin School of Law) “Mere Encouragement Should not Suffice for Complicity”
20th January 2017 Ayça Çubukçu (London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Human Rights) “Thinking Against Humanity”
3rd February 2017 Jill Marshall (Leicester School of Law) “Call the Midwife: Love, Humanity and Care in the Legal Regulation of Secret Births and Baby Boxes”
17th February 2017 Jen Hendry (University of Leeds, School of Law) “Indigenous Communities, Collective Rights, and the Collective Voice”
24th February 2017 Vittorio Bufacchi (University College Cork, Department of Philosophy) "Human Rights: Political and Metaphysical"
10th March 2017 Aravind Ganesh (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg) “Autonomy and the Unilateral Provision of Global Public Goods”
24th March 2017 Ming-Sung Kuo (Warwick Law School) “Beyond Normative Convergence: Reorienting the Role of Judicial Dialogue towards Transnational Nomos-Building”
31st March 2017 Yossi Nehushtan (Keele University School of Law) “Tolerating Conscientious Objection and the Difference between Illegitimate Values and Misguided Values”

About NUI Galway School of Law

NUI Galway School of Law has a long and distinguished tradition of law teaching and research which dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. School Members have developed leading expertise in a number of fields including Legal Theory, Public law, Criminal law, Commercial law, European Union Law, International Law, Comparative law. NUI Galway maintains world renown Research centers on Human Rights, Disability Law and Policy and Housing Law. Research projects, international conferences and guest lectures are organised under the auspices of the School of Law and its Centres.

NUI Galway has been a long-standing member of the Coimbra Group and the European University Association (and its predecessor organisation, CRE).