Symposium on Constitutionalism and Legal Theory

The Irish Jurisprudence Society/NUI Galway Law School ‘Symposium on
Constitutionalism and Legal Theory’
takes place in the Moore Institute, NUIG Campus on Saturday, 25 October 2008.

Chair of Symposium: Conor Hanly
Convenor of Symposium: Tom Hickey (tomhickeyis [at]

Please note that the following titles are provisional. Presentations
make take up to 30 minutes each. Papers will be provided in advance of
the Symposium, but presenters will not assume their papers have
already been read.


Session 1, 10am – 11.40am:

Mr Tom Hickey, PhD Candidate, NUIG
‘Freedom as Non-Domination; making space for the cultural outsider?’

Dr Maria Cahill, Lecturer in Law, UCC
‘The Connection between Freedom and Constitutionalism’


Session 2, 12pm – 12.50pm:

Mr John Danaher, PhD Candidate, UCC
‘Reconstructing Leviathan: Hobbes’s Political and Legal Philosophy from
a Modern Perspective’

Session 3, 2pm – 3.40pm:

Mr Peter Malone, Competition Lawyer, Brussels
‘Critical Legal Studies and Article 45 of the Irish Constitution’

Dr Oran Doyle, Lecturer in Law, TCD
‘Natural Law, the Constitution and Legal Positivism: The Unenumerated Rights Doctrine’

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