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Recent News

The popular PEA Soup blog recently announced the next installment of its collaboration with Ethics, where the blog hosts a discussion of one article from each issue of the journal, and the journal makes a copy of that article freely accessible (for a limited time) to participants.

The current issue (Volume 122, issue 1) features a symposium on Jeff McMahan’s Killing in War, and focuses on two articles – namely, OLPP’s François Tanguay-Renaud (Osgoode) and John Gardner (Oxford)’s “Desert and Avoidability in Self-Defense” and McMahan’s reply. Ethics has generously agreed to provide open access to both articles, which are now available here. Victor Tadros (Warwick) will provide a précis of the article to kick off the discussion. Professor Tadros’ précis will appear, and discussion of the article will begin, Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

In November and December, Osgoode and its Nathanson Centre will host talks by Neil Walker (Edinburgh, Nov. 4), Timothy Endicott (Oxford, Nov. 15), and François Tanguay-Renaud (Osgoode, Nov. 25).

McMaster will host Barbara Levenbook (NC State, Nov. 3 & 4), Kevin Toh (Texas, Nov. 10 & 11), and Christopher Wellman (GW, Dec. 2).

Please consult the OLPP Events page for exact times and locations.

OLPP makes it into the big leagues

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

In a recent blog post on JD/Phd programs in the US and abroad and their relative quality, Brian Leiter emphasizes that:

“In Canada, the best choice for the JD/PhD is Toronto, though the law school at Osgoode/York probably has the stronger jurisprudential group, but its philosophy department is not as strong […] Osgoode and McMaster Philosophy also have close relations, and the cluster of faculty there is clearly the best in legal philosophy proper in Canada.”

For the full story, see: http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2011/09/jdphd-programs.html

The schedule for the 2011-2012 edition of Osgoode Hall’s Nathanson Centre seminar series on Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism is now advertized online.

Guest speakers for this year include David Luban (Georgetown), Colleen Murphy (Texas A&M), Neil Walker (Edinburgh), Adil Haque (Rutgers-Newark), Christopher Kutz (Berkeley), and Michael Blake (Washington). A description of the series is available on the Nathanson Centre’s website.

Dan Priel (Osgoode) recently launched Juristhought, his new thought-provoking blog on legal theory. Check it out!