JSI Seminar | Demystifying CLS: A reflection on writing an intellectual history of the Critical Legal Studies Movement

JSI Seminar | Demystifying CLS: A reflection on writing an intellectual history of the Critical Legal Studies Movement In-person event In his forthcoming book The Rise and Fall of Critical Legal Studies, Stewart uses the tools of CLS to analyse CLS, assessing its dominant narrative against its history and legacy. Literary and philosophical lenses are used to …

JSI Seminar | Beyond Indigenous Cultural & Intellectual Property: opportunities in law reform for Aboriginal-led medicines in Australia and the limitations of legal pluralism

JSI Seminar | Beyond Indigenous Cultural & Intellectual Property: opportunities in law reform for Aboriginal-led medicines in Australia and the limitations of legal pluralism In-person event Australian regulators and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have the opportunity to co-design a cross-jurisdictional framework that ensures structural integrity and cultural ethics, which embodies international law principles …

The Life and Death of States: Author Meets Readers

The Life and Death of States: Author Meets Readers In-person event Natasha Wheatley’s bold new book The Life and Death of States: Central Europe and the Transformation of Modern Sovereignty (Princeton University Press 2023) rediscovers the multinational Habsburg polity as a hothouse for ideas that still shape our understanding of the sovereign state. The radical mismatch between …

Julius Stone Address: What is political progress?

Julius Stone Address: What is political progress? In-person event   Progress is both a necessary and a dangerous idea. It is necessary if one is striving to improve the way things are, and it is dangerous because the pursuit of progress has historically often given rise to episodes of paternalism, colonial domination and narratives of …

JSI Seminar: Epistemic privilege and duties of mutual assistance

JSI Seminar: Epistemic privilege and duties of mutual assistance In-person event Victims of oppression are sometimes said to have epistemic privilege in virtue of their marginalised social position into the operation and impact of oppressive social structures. Epistemic privilege sometimes is cited as a basis for deference in social relations between victims and non-victims—for example, …

JSI Workshop: Description and evaluation in contemporary jurisprudence

JSI Workshop: Description and evaluation in contemporary jurisprudence In-person event Modern jurisprudence has been tormented by a divide between description and evaluation in legal theory. Proponents argue that the distinction is essential to any clearheaded discussion of law itself and its relation to adjacent normative systems, especially morality. Opponents insist that being the necessarily normative …

JSI Seminar: The stability of bad things

JSI Seminar: The stability of bad things In-person event   Political philosophers have long been concerned with how best to ensure the stability of social orders. Stability is assumed to be a good, whether because whatever is good is better for being stably so, or because stability enables cooperation in the pursuit of whatever other …