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The Department of Philosophy of McMaster University, under the leadership of OLPP members Wil Waluchow and Stefan Sciaraffa, will be hosting an international conference on “The Nature of Law: Contemporary Perspectives” from 11 to 15 May, 2011. With many of the biggest names in general analytical jurisprudence present, it has already been described as quite possibly “the largest philosophy of law conference ever to be hosted by a single institution”.

OLPP will also be strongly represented in the conference program with Professor Michael Giudice (York Philosophy) delivering one of the keynote addresses, and Professors Dan Priel (Osgoode) and Allan Hutchinson (Osgoode) also presenting papers.

NB: OLPP will be hosting and sponsoring a launch reception, to be held on Friday, 13 May at 6pm, in the Great Hall of McMaster’s University Club.

Osgoode Hall’s Dean Lorne Sossin announced on 4 April, 2011 that the law school had hired two new young leading legal theorists to supplement its already strong team of legal philosophers.

OLPP is very happy to welcome Dan Priel (from the University of Warwick – general jurisprudence, tort theory) and Benjamin Berger (from the University of Victoria – law, liberalism, and religion, constitutional and criminal law theory) in its ranks.

Professors Fran├žois Tanguay-Renaud and James Stribopoulos’s edited collection on Rethinking Criminal Law Theory: New Canadian Perspectives in the Philosophy of Domestic, Transnational, and International Criminal Law is now available for pre-order online and by the mail.

The collection includes essays by leading Canadian legal theorists interested in criminal law, including Leslie Green, Malcolm Thorburn, Dennis Klimchuk, Jens Ohlin, Hamish Stewart, Kimberley Brownlee, and many others, alongside OLPP members Michael Giudice and Fran├žois Tanguay-Renaud.