Category Archives: Events

Spring 2013 workshop series line up

The Spring series line up of IJS workshops is:

14 March 2013
Declan O’Keeffe, ‘The common good in Irish law’

28 March 2013
Eoin Daly, ‘Reappraising the political virtues of the constitutional referendum’

11 April 2013
Andrea Mulligan, ‘The Non-Identity Problem and the Best Interests of Future Children in Assisted Reproduction’

18 April 2013
Barry Sullivan, ‘FOIA and the First Amendment: Representative Democracy and the People’s Elusive “Right to Know”’

25 April 2013
Alessio Lo Giudice, ‘Democracy without Foundations. From Social Contract to Bargaining of Interests’

9 May 2013
Julien Sterck, ‘The Primacy of European Union Law in Ireland: A Question of Constitutional Identity’

The workshops will run from 7pm up to 9pm at the latest in the Law School, House 39, Trinity College. Papers will be circulated about 7 days in advance.

Autumn/Winter 2012 workshop series line up

The schedule of workshops is as follows:

Thursday 25 October – Oran Doyle, “Constitutions, Conventions and
Ultimate Rules of Recognition”
Thursday 8 November – Gerard Downey, “The Legal Theory Surrounding
Definition; Religion and Religious Expression”
Thursday 22 November – John Danaher, “The Normativity of Semantic
Originalism: A Speech Act Analysis”
Thursday 6 December – Tom Hickey, “Responsible Government and the
Distribution of Political Power: Lessons from Ireland”

The workshops will run from 7pm to 9pm in the Law School, House 39,
Trinity College.

Philip Pettit to give IJS lecture

IJS Public Lecture 2012

The Irish Jurisprudence Society in association with School of Law, Trinity College Dublin presents a public lecture by  Professor Philip Pettit, Princeton University:

‘The Responsibilities and Rights of Corporations’

to be chaired by Dr Iseult Honohan, UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Pettit IJS lecture poster

This lecture will take place at 7.30pm on 27 June 2012 in the Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. It is free to attend and open to all. No advance registration is required.

Renowned philosopher Philip Pettit is currently the Laurance S Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. His books include The Common Mind, Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government and, with Christian List, Group Agency. Professor Pettit is from Ballygar, Co Galway, near Roscommon town, and studied at NUI Maynooth and UCD. He has taught philosophy around the world, including at Cambridge University and Australian National University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Workshop: Padraig McAuliffe

On 10 May 2012 Dr Padraig McAuliffe, Law School, University of Dundee will present his paper
‘Parallel Conversations: Why Peace-Builders and Transitional Justice
Practitioners Mean Different Things When they Talk about the Rule of

The workshop will take place from 7pm on 10 May in The Law School, House 39, Trinity College Dublin.

Workshop: Brian O'Beirne

On 26 April 2012 Brian O’Beirne, PhD Candidate, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin will present his paper ‘On the vanity of normative legal positivism’

The venue will be Room 11 in the School of Law, House 39, TCD and the workshop will start from 7pm.

Workshop: Alan Brady

On 12 April 2012, 7pm in House 39, TCD, Dr Alan DP Brady, School of Law, Trinity
College Dublin,  will present his paper:

‘Honesty is the Best Policy: Human Rights Norms, Epistemological
Uncertainty and Political Choices in Adjudication’

Workshop: Shane Glackin

On Thursday, 29 March 2012, Dr Shane Glackin, School of Social
Sciences and Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin,  will present his

“Back to Bundles: Deflating Property Rights, Again”

This will be the first event in the IJS’s Spring/Summer workshop series 2012.
The venue will be Room 11 in Trinity College Dublin Law School (House
39 in New Square in Trinity) with the usual start time of 7pm. The
workshop will follow the usual format of presentation followed by