Center for Law & Philosophy

Center for Law & Philosophy

Center for Law & Philosophy

Lady justice

Upcoming Events

December 3, 2021
9:30 am, UVA School of Law

This conference marks the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice,” which is widely considered the most influential work of political philosophy in the 20th century. Bringing together scholars in politics, philosophy and law, the program focuses on themes arising from Rawls’ work, including how justice is related to democracy, what distinguishes justice and legitimacy, how justice bears on questions of education and employment, and its implications for matters of race and religion.

The conference organizers are Blain Neufeld (Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Lori Watson (Washington University), and Micah Schwartzman (Virginia).

Sponsor:
Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, Center for Law & Philosophy
December 4, 2021
10:00 am, UVA School of Law

This conference marks the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice,” which is widely considered the most influential work of political philosophy in the 20th century. Bringing together scholars in politics, philosophy and law, the program focuses on themes arising from Rawls’ work, including how justice is related to democracy, what distinguishes justice and legitimacy, how justice bears on questions of education and employment, and its implications for matters of race and religion. 

The conference organizers are Blain Neufeld (Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Lori Watson (Washington University), and Micah Schwartzman (Virginia).

Sponsor:
Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, Center for Law & Philosophy
Formalism Is Back

UVA Law professor Lawrence B. Solum, an internationally recognized legal theorist, discusses why legal formalism is back during a lecture honoring his appointment as the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law.