The Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy was founded by Ronald Dworkin and Thomas Nagel in 1987. It is the original model for all of NYU Law’s colloquia. The Colloquium is now convened by Liam Murphy, Samuel Scheffler, and Jeremy Waldron, two of whom will host in any given year.
Each week on Thursday a legal theorist or moral or political philosopher presents a paper to the group, which consists of students, faculty from the Law School and other departments of NYU, and faculty from other universities. The choice of subject is left to the paper’s author, within the general boundaries of the Colloquium’s subjects, and the discussions are therefore not connected by any structured theme for the term as a whole, though in past years certain central topics were canvassed in several weeks’ discussion. The Colloquium aims, not to pursue any particular subject, but to explore new work in considerable depth and so allow students to develop their own skill in theoretical analysis.
Each week’s paper is posted at least a week in advance on this page, and participants are expected to have read it.
The public sessions of the colloquium will take place on Thursdays, in Lester Pollock Colloquium Room, Furman Hall, 9th floor, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Professors Liam Murphy and Samuel Scheffler
Kim Ferzan, University of Pennsylvania, Law
Liam Murphy, NYU
September 17th ( Friday 2.00-5.00)
Moshe Halbertal, NYU
Jeff McMahan, Oxford
Emma Kaufman, NYU Law
Rick Pildes, NYU Law
Samuel Scheffler, NYU
Steve Darwall, Yale, Philosophy
Chris Kutz, University of California, Berkeley, Law
Anthony Appiah, NYU
Johann Frick, University of California, Berkeley, Philosophy
Teresa Bejan, Oxford
Ruth Chang, Oxford