Juris North

Legal and Political Discussion Group

Juris North monthly discussions

Our Juris North discussions this term 1 [September – December 2019]

(note our discussions in Manchester are in room SB2.01, that is Manchester Law School, Sandra Burslem building, 2nd floor, room 01) :

Week 1. Wednesday 25th September, at 1pm, “A Legal Pluralist World” … Or the Black Hole for Modern Legal Positivism, Dr Mauro Zamboni, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University, hosted by Manchester Law School, SB2.01.

Week 2. Wednesday 09th October, at 3pm, Duress is No Excuse, and it Isn’t Much of a Justification Either, Dr Benjamin Sachs, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, hosted by Durham Law School.

Week 3. Wednesday 23rd October, at 3pm, Trust and the Built Environment, Dr David Jenkins, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, hosted by Manchester Law School.

Week 4. Wednesday 06th November, at 3pm, Non-violence and Civil Disobedience: Insights from Criminal Law, Andreas Marcou, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, hosted by Manchester Law School.

Week 5. Wednesday 20th November, at 3pm, Predictive Evidence and Unpredictable Freedom, Dr Amit Pundik, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, hosted by Manchester Law School.

Week 6. Wednesday 11th December, at 3pm, Legal Positivism and Indigenous Rights, Dr Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, hosted by Liverpool Law School.

Free Eventbrite ticket:

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Other events 2019-2020

Call for Papers 2020

1. Athens, 13-16 July 2020, a Symposium about “International Law and Politics” jointly organised with ATINER. Details following the link https://www.atiner.gr/law-streams.

2. Manchester, March or April 2020, Second UK-Russian Symposium on “Jurisprudence and Sovereignty” jointly organised with Dr Michael Antonov, St Petersburg State University (details attached).

Workshops on Democracy 2020

Athens, 13-17 July 2020, a Symposium on Democracy jointly organised with ATINER. Details available online https://www.atiner.gr/ads/​

Past events

Please find the schedule for the regular JN’s discussions below.  

Term 2 [January – March 2019]

WEEK 1. Wednesday 30th January 2019, at 3pm, room JD E422, hosted by Manchester Law School – “The Case for a Monist Conception of the Rule of Law.” Conor Crummey, Teaching Fellow, UCL. 

WEEK 2. Wednesday 27th February 2019, at 3pm, room BS3.17, hosted by Manchester Law School – “Blasphemy as a Thick Concept.” Dr. Oscar Pérez de la Fuente, Professor, Carlos III University of Madrid. 

WEEK 3. Wednesday 27th March 2019, at 3pm, room BS3.17, hosted by Manchester Law School – “The democratic judge: Oliver Wendell Holmes between legal theory and jurisprudence.” Dr. Paola Chiarella, Lecturer, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy.​ 

IVR World Congress 7-13 July 2019, Lucerne, Switzerland

Special Workshop: Pluralism and Integration A workshop jointly organised by ASAP (Academics Stand Against Poverty) and Juris North. We aim to attract contributions that will deepen and broaden the understanding of how to address partiality and unfairness in the world order. We hope to have participants from different disciplinary approaches and backgrounds, including those outside of the mainstream theories of global justice.


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