JSI Seminar: Children, families, and immigration enforcement

JSI Seminar: Children, families, and immigration enforcement Speaker: Associate Professor Matthew Lister, Bond University What might otherwise seem like straight-forward instances of immigration enforcement can give rise to both practical and moral complications when the objects of the enforcement measures are children and/or have close family ties to citizens or legal permanent residents. In the …

JSI Seminar: Jealousy of trade, from the Scottish Enlightenment to neoliberalism

JSI Seminar: Jealousy of trade, from the Scottish Enlightenment to neoliberalism Speaker: Associate Professor Jessica Whyte, UNSW In this talk, I trace the Scottish Enlightenment debates about what David Hume termed “jealousy of trade”—that is, the transformation of international commerce into a political concern of states and a cause of international conflict. I revisit these …

JSI Seminar: Flourishing in the Anthropocene

JSI Seminar: Flourishing in the Anthropocene Speaker: Associate Professor Nicole Graham, Sydney Law School Progressive property theory presents a recent corrective to atomistic theories that isolate property interests from the network of relations and obligations arising from the sociality of organised human society. The ‘social obligation norm’ that underpins progressive property theory stretches back to …

JSI Seminar: The Conscience of Trust

JSI Seminar: The Conscience of Trust Speaker: Professor Irit Samet, King’s College London At the heart of the modern trust lies a glaring paradox: how has a legal institution that is repeatedly referred to by the courts as rooted in a duty of conscience become infamous for helping individuals to achieve goals that are patently …

JSI Seminar: Primary Duty = Secondary Duty?

JSI Seminar: Primary Duty = Secondary Duty? This event is being held online and in-person at Sydney Law School. Speaker: Professor Claudio Michelon, Edinburgh Law School This paper addresses one of the central questions in the law of torts: what is the relationship between the primary duty and the secondary (or remedial) duty? The two …

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference Registration is now open for the annual conference of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy, which will be hosted by the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence at The University of Sydney Law School on 14 and 15 July 2022. Keynote lectures will be delivered by Professor Kirsty Gover (University of …

JSI Seminar: The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation

JSI Seminar: The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation Speaker: Professor Dale Smith, The University of Melbourne It is now common, in Australia and in a number of other jurisdictions, to speak of “the modern approach to statutory interpretation”. Many of the details of this approach are unclear or contested. However, the modern approach consists at …

JSI Seminar: Louise Richardson-Self & Gabrielle Mardon, “Stuck in Suffering: A Philosophical Exploration of Violence”

JSI Seminar: Louise Richardson-Self & Gabrielle Mardon, “Stuck in Suffering: A Philosophical Exploration of Violence” Speakers: Louise Richardson-Self, University of Tasmania and Gabrielle Mardon, PhD candidate, University of Tasmania This paper considers and evaluates some of the elastic applications of the term “violence”. Some of the most well-known applications are structural, symbolic, epistemic, psychosocial, and …

JSI Seminar: Legislative Intent: A Rational Unity Account

JSI Seminar: Legislative Intent: A Rational Unity Account (co-authored with David Tan, Deakin University) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD ONLINE AND IN-PERSON AT SYDNEY LAW SCHOOL. Speaker: Associate Professor Stephanie Collins, Monash University Does the legislature have intentions concerning the effects of legislation? If so, how can that intent be gleaned? Existing theories …