IJS Symposium at Cork, 17 April 2010

* * * Note: this Symposium is free to attend, and if you plan to attend, please email the Symposium Convenor, Dr Maria Cahill, maria.cahill@ucc.ie, to register and receive the Symposium’s papers in advance.* * *

Symposium on Jurisprudence and Legal Theory at University College Cork, 17 April 2010

Venue: Rm 22-23 Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, UCC

Registration from 09.30
Panel 1   10.00-11.50  “Rights, Democracy and the Role of the Judge”

Chair: Mr. David Prendergast

Discussant: Prof. Garrett Barden

Dr. Shane Kilcommins
“The Security State and Constitutional Justice: the dangers of
ignoring a ‘rights-based conception of the Rule of Law’ that ensures
that ‘the majority cannot travel as fast or as far as it would like’”

Dr. Darren O’Donovan

“The Role of Rights in Furthering Democratic Decision-Making: The
Fruitful Conflict between Deliberative Democrats and Critical Race
Theorists”

Break for Lunch   11.50 – 13.30

Panel 2   13.30-15.10 “New Departures in Analytical Legal Philosophy”

Chair: Dr. Darren O’Donovan

Discussant: Dr. Maria Cahill

Dr. Seán Patrick Donlan
‘“The drunkenness of things being various”: legal theory in historical
and comparative perspective’

Dr. Oran Doyle
“True Morality and the No Necessary Connection Thesis.”

Panel 3   15.20-17.20 “Political Questions”

Chair: Mr. Donal Coffey

Discussants: Ms. Laura Cahillane & Prof Desmond Clarke

Mr. Thomas Patrick Murray
“The Politics of Property and Principle: Economic Rights in the
Drafting of the Irish Free State Constitution.”

Mr. Eoin Daly
“Non-domination as a primary good: re-thinking the frontiers of the ‘political’ in
Rawls’s political liberalism”

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