UCL Faculty of Laws


Law, morality and everything else: general jurisprudence as a branch of meta-normative inquiry

21 June 2017, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm


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UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Pearson G22 LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT


Professor Scott Shapiro (Yale Law School) and
Professor David Plunkett (Dartmouth College)

The Yale-UCL Workshop in Legal Philosophy is an annual seminar series alternating between UCL and Yale. It features work in progress presented by UCL and Yale Faculty, as well as speakers from other universities. It is co-convened by Professor Scott Shapiro (Yale Law School) and Professor George Letsas (University College London).

About the speakers

Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School. He joined the Yale Law faculty in July 2008 as a professor of law and philosophy. He previously taught law and philosophy at the University of Michigan and before that, was a professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His areas of interest include jurisprudence, international law, constitutional law and theory, criminal law, family law, philosophy of action, and the theory of authority. He is the author of Legality (2011) and editor (with Jules Coleman) of The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (2002). He earned B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was senior editor of The Yale Law Journal.  He and Oona Hathaway are currently working on THE WORST CRIME OF ALL, a history of international law as it has evolved from the 17th century through the present.

David Plunkett is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Dartmouth College. Before coming to Dartmouth, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Law and Philosophy program at UCLA. David’s main areas of current research are in Metaethics, Ethics, Philosophy of Law, and the Philosophy of Mind and Language.


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