Legal and Political Theory Event Series

 NUI Galway Legal and Political Theory Event Series

The Legal and Political Theory Events Series 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 series hosts workshops, conferences, lectures and readers meet author sessions.

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

Events Schedule 2018/19



Thursday 8th November 2018, 17:00-18:40

Professor Lia Epperson (American University Washington College of Law), 'Neutrality or Inequity? Competing Constitutional Principles of Expression and Equality in the U.S.'

Friday 29th March 2019, 11:00-13:00

Professor Nick Barber (Oxford University), 'The Principles of Constitutionalism'

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 13:00-14:30

Professor Gerry Simpson (London School of Economics and Political Science), 'Sentimental Life of International Law'

Wednesday 29th May 2019, 14:00-16:00

Zoran Oklopcic (Carleton University) will discuss his recent book: 'Beyond the People: Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination'

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 Human Rights, Legal and Political Theory, Jurisprudence, Public law, Constitutional History, Law and Technology, Comparative law, Disability Law, Family Law, Housing Law, Ciminology and Criminal Law, International Law. NUI Galway maintains renown Research Centres on Human Rights, Disability Law and Policy and Housing Law that engage in world leading research. Researchers from the School of Law have received Prestigious Research Grants from the European Union and other International Institutions. NUI Galway has been a long-standing member of the Coimbra Group and the European University Association (and its predecessor organisation, CRE). The School of Law is also a Sponsor Member of the American Society of Comparative Law.


Workshop Series Archive 16/17

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”