UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy (ILPP)

The UCL Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy (ILPP) is a collaborative venture between UCL Faculty of Laws, and the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Philosophy

UCL Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy

About the Institute

The Institute brings together the legal, political, and moral philosophers from across University College London for colloquia, seminars, and discussion groups.

Members of ILPP

UCL Laws

Professor Alison Diduck
Dr Meg Donaldson
Dr Anna Donovan
Dr Mark Dsouza
Dr Oliver Gerstenberg
Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin
Professor Sir Robin Jacob
Professor Jeff King
Professor George Letsas
Professor Virginia Mantouvalou
Professor Colm O'Cinneide
Dr Prince Saprai
Professor Philip Schofield
Dr Daniela Simone
Dr Kevin Toh
Dr Ralph Wilde

UCL Political Science

Richard Bellamy
Jeffrey Howard
Emily McTernan
Saladin Meckled-Garcia
Avia Pasternak
Adam Swift
Albert Weale

UCL Philosophy

Amanda Greene
Ulrike Heuer
Joe Horton
Veronique Muñoz-Darde
Robert Simpson
Han Van Wietmarschen
James Wilson


ILPP colloquium series 2020-21

The UCL Institute of Law, Politics and Philosophy will shortly announce dates for colloquium in 2020-21. All of these sessions will take place from 4.00-6.00pm on Tuesday afternoons during term time. Paper topics will be confirmed closer to the date.


Previous colloquium series


Prof. Anna Stilz (Princeton University)
'A Conditional Model of the Right to Exclude'
Tuesday 8 January 2019, 16:00-18:00

Prof. George Letsas (University College London)
'Obligations of Role Revisited'
Tuesday 29 January 2019, 16:00-18:00

Dr Clare Chambers (Cambridge University)
'The Normal Body'
Tuesday 26 February 2019, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Cécile Fabre (Oxford University)
'See and Keep Silent: The Morality of Wartime Espoinage'
Tuesday 23 April 2019, 16:00-18:00

Dr Mollie Gerver (University of Essex)
'Valid Consent and Third-Party Coercion'
Tuesday 7 May 2019, 16:00-18:00

Prof. David Owens (King's College London)
'The Value of Competition'
Tuesday 12 May 2019, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Andrew Mason (The University of Warwick)
'When are Appearance Norms Unjust?'
Tuesday 4 February 2020, 16:00-18:00


Prof. Tommie Shelby (Harvard University)
'Prison Abolition? The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration'
Tuesday 23 January 2018, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Douglas Husak (Rutgers University)
'The Metric of Punishment Severity'
Tuesday 30 January 2018, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Cécile Laborde (Oxford University)
'Abortion, Marriage and Cognate Problems'
Tuesday 1 May 2018, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Neil Walker (University of Edinburgh)
'Populism and Constitutional Tension'
Tuesday 15 May 2018, 16:00-18:00

Dr Mark Dsouza (University College London)
'Lessons from Analogising Natural and Corporate Person in the Criminal Law'
Tuesday 29 May 2018, 16:00-18:00


Prof. Lawrence Sager (The University of Texas at Austin)
'Putting Law in it's Place'
Tuesday 22 November 2016, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Patrick Tomlin (Reading University)
'Proportionality in War: Fallacies of Composition'
Tuesday 17 January 2017, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Victor Tadros (University of Warwick)
'A Moral Law for War'
Tuesday 31 January 2017, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Alexander Sarch (University of Surrey)
'Who Cares What You Think? Criminal Culpability and the Irrelevance of Unmanifested Mental States'
Tuesday 14 February 2017, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Michael Otsuka (London School of Economics)
'Determinism and the Value and Fairness of Equal Chances'
Tuesday 28 February 2017, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Chiara Cordelli (The University of Chicago)
'The Intrinsic Wrong of Privatisation'
Tuesday 14 March 2017, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Zofia Stemplowska (University of Oxford)
'Should Coercive Neurointerventions Target the Victoms of Wrongdoing?'
Tuesday 2 May 2017, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Jane Mansbridge (Harvard University)
'Political Representation Under the Strain: Bridging the Representative-Constituent Chasm'
Tuesday 16 May 2017, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Philipe van Parijs (Université Catholique de Louvain)
'Just Europe'
Tuesday 30 May 2017, 16:00-18:00