Universiteit Antwerpen

October 10-11, 2014 | 1st UCLA / University of Antwerp - Joint Graduate Conference in Law & Philosophy, Los Angeles

The Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values is happy to announce the initiation of an annual graduate conference co-organized with the Law & Philosophy Program at UCLA (directed by Mark Greenberg and Seana Shiffrin) to be held alternately in Los Angeles and Antwerp.

The Conference aims at attracting faculty members, recent Ph.D. recipients as well as current graduate students in law and philosophy. The focus will be on law and philosophy, particularly ethics and philosophy of langugage as they relate to law.

See also UCLA's event page.

Local Organizers UCLA: Jordan Wold, Jonathan Gingerich
Antwerp Organizers: Prof. Georgios Pavlakos (University of Antwerp/University of Glasgow), Sebastian Baldinger (University of Antwerp/University of Vienna)


Friday, October 10 

12 - 1:30pm

Opening Keynote. George Pavlakos, University of Antwerp, "Law's Authority: Authorizing or Obligating? A Comment on Scott Shapiro's "Legality.""


2 - 3pm

Samuele Chilovi, University of Antwerp and University of Barcelona, "Maurice v. Judd: a Case Study on the Interplay Between Law and Language." Comments by Will Reckner, UCLA


3:15 - 4:30pm

Stephen Nayak-Young, UCLA, "Revising the Roles of Master and Servant." Comments by Lee-Ann Chae, UCLA


5 - 6:00pm

Renee Bolinger, USC, "Revisiting the Right To Do Wrong."

Comments by David Bordeaux, UCLA

Saturday, October 11

8:30 - 9am

Breakfast (provided)


9 - 10:15am

Daniel Pilchman, Chapman University, "On The Duty to Mitigate: A Typology of Dworkin's New Philosophy." Comments by Jonathan Gingerich, UCLA


10:45 - 11:45am

Sebastian Baldinger, University of Antwerp, "In the Beginning was the...What? -- The Problematic Role of Language Use in Law Creation." Comments by Alexi Patsaouras, UCLA


11:45am - 1:15pm

Lunch (provided)


1:15 - 2:30pm

Triantafyllos Gkouvas, University of Antwerp, "On the Verge of Verbalness." Comments by Jordan Wolf, UCLA


2:45 - 3:45pm

Olufemi Taiwo, UCLA, "Turn Down for What?" Comments by Lauren Schaeffer, UCLA


3:45 - 4:30

Break (drinks and food provided)

4:30 - 6pm

Closing Keynote. Mark Greenberg, UCLA, "Solving Religious Freedom."