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

Haim Abraham
Isra Black
Alison Diduck

Megan Donaldson
Anna Donovan
Mark Dsouza
Berihun Gebeye
Oliver Gerstenberg
Myriam Hunter-Henin
Robin Jacob
Jeff King
George Letsas
Virginia Mantouvalou
Alex Mills
Colm O'Cinneide
Philippe Sands QC
Prince Saprai
Philip Schofield
Silvia Suteu
Kevin Toh
Ralph Wilde

UCL Political Science

Richard Bellamy
Helen Brown Coverdale
Shuk Ying Chan
John Filling
Fergus Green
Jeffrey Howard
Emily McTernan
Saladin Meckled-Garcia
Avia Pasternak
Adam Swift
Albert Weale

UCL Philosophy

Amanda Greene
Ulrike Heuer
Joe Horton
John Hyman

Veronique Muñoz-Darde
Robert Simpson
Han Van Wietmarschen
James Wilson

ILPP colloquium series 2023-24

The organising committee have secured an excellent line-up of speakers for the Academic year 2023-2024. All of these sessions will take place from 15:00-17:00 on Tuesday afternoons during terms 2 and 3. More information will be released as we receive it.

If you would like to join the mailing list to keep up to date when our seminars are open for registration or information on the Institute, please email laws-events@ucl.ac.uk.

Dr Liat Levanon (KCL) 
‘Knowing Our Reasons: Evidence, Counterfactuals and Normativity’ 
Tuesday 30 January 2024, 15:00-17:00

Professor George Letsas (UCL)
'Honorific Titles and Social Equality: Are they Compatible?'
Tuesday 20 February 2024, 15:00-17:00

Dr Roxana Willis (LSE)
'Should We Abolish Hate Crime Law?'
Tuesday 5 March 2024, 15:00-17:00

Professor David Dyzenhaus (Toronto)
'Constitutional Theory as Institutional Inquiry'
Tuesday 19 March 2024, 15:00-17:00

Dr Adam Etinson (St Andrews)
'Anger and Remorse'
Tuesday 30 April 2024, 15:00-17:00

Professor Annabelle Lever (Sciences Po)
'The Right to Stand and the Democratic Value of Election'
Tuesday 28 May 2024, 15:00-17:00

Previous colloquium series


Professor Nicola Lacey (LSE)
Criminal Justice and Social (In)Justice'
Tuesday 17 January 2023, 15:00-17:00

Professor Dr Jennifer Page (University Zurich)
'Why Reparations?'
Tuesday 31 January 2023, 15:00-17:00

Professor Helen Frowe (Stockholm University) 
‘Offsetting the Costs of Assistance’
Tuesday 7 March 2023,  15:00-17:00

25th Anniversary Event
UCL’s Institute for Law, Politics and Philosophy Celebrates 25 Years'
Tuesday 2 May 2023, 15:00-17:00

Professor Arthur Ripstein (University of Toronto)
Non-domination, Arbitrariness and Discretion'
Tuesday 16 May 2022, 15:00-17:00


Professor Sally Haslanger (MIT)
'How to Change a Social Structure'
Tuesday 25 January 2022, 16:00-18:00

Dr Justice Tankebe (University of Cambridge)
'An Ethical Analysis of Police Officers’ Reporting of Misconduct by Colleagues'
Tuesday 8 March 2022, 16:00-18:00

Professor Matt Matravers (University of York)
'Punishment and Social Injustice'
Tuesday 26 April 2022, 16:00-18:00

Professor Sarah Song (Berkeley)
'Immigration Legalisation: A Dilemma between Justice and the Rule of Law?'
Tuesday 3 May 2022, 16:00-18:00

Professor Lea Ypi (LSE)
'On Dominated Dominators'
Tuesday 10 May 2022

Dr Sarah Fine (University of Cambridge)
'Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be'
Tuesday 24 May 2022, 16:00-18:00

Dr Amanda Greene (UCL Philosophy)
'The Logic of Legitimacy'
Tuesday 7 June 2022, 16:00-18:00


Prof. Joseph Raz (Columbia University Law School)
'Identity and Social Bonds'
Tuesday 19 January 2021, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Sophia Moreau (University of Toronto)
'Faces of Gender Inequality'
Tuesday 9 February 2021, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Kevin Toh (University College London)
'Implicit Law'
Tuesday 2 March 2021, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Charles Mills (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
'Theorising Racial Justice'
Tuesday 23 March 2021, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Rowan Cruft (University of Stirling)
'What is the Point of Democratic Deliberation'
Tuesday 4 May 2021, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Kwame Anthony Appiah (New York University)
'Philosophy of Work'
Tuesday 18 May 2021, 16:00-18:00

Prof. Serena Olsaretti (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
'A Resourcist Case for Sharing the Costs of Children'
Tuesday 8 June 2021, 16:00-18:00


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