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Philosophy and Ethics of Law


David Goldberg (Humanities Research Institute)
Simon Leung (Studio Art)
Julia Lupton (English and Comparative Literature)
Cecelia Lynch (Political Science and CGPACS)
Steve Mailloux (English and Comparative Literature)
Bill Maurer (Anthropology)
Kevin Olson (Political Science)
Justin Richland (Criminology, Law and Society)
Wayne Sandholtz (Political Science)

Center Events

Fall 2007

  • Public Lecture: Susan F. Hirsch (GeorgeMasonUniversity), "The Quest for Justice after Terror: Perspectives from an Anthropologist/Victim," October 16, 2007.
  • Colloquium: Susan F. Hirsch (GeorgeMasonUniversity), "Satisfying Victims: The Challenge of Global Justice," October 16, 2007. 

Spring 2007

Winter 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

  • Workshop: Discussion of papers by Stanley Fish (Florida International University), May 11, 2006.

Fall 2005

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: International Tribunals, October 11 - 12, 2005.
    Cecelia Lynch (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Richard Falk (Princeton University and UC Santa Barbara), "World Tribunal on Iraq: An Initiative of Global Civil Society"
    John Hagan (Northwestern University), "The Flip-Flop Science of U.S. Diplomacy in Darfur: The Very Political Science of an International Court Referral"
    Wayne Sandholtz (UC Irvine), "The International Criminal Tribunals: Creating Authority"
    Richard Wilson (University of Connecticut), "Defining Genocide: Race and Ethnicity at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda"

Winter 2005

  • Critical Legalities Symposium: Law and the Production of Knowledge, February 15 - 16, 2005.
    Simon Cole (UC Irvine), Moderator
    Marianne Constable (UC Berkeley), "Law and Knowledge in an Age of Information"
    Marianne de Laet (Pomona), "Patents, Knowledge, and Technology Transfer"
    Sarah Jain (Stanford), "Injury"
    Bill Maurer (UC Irvine), Discussant

Winter 2004

  • Colloquium: Slavoj Zizek (Institute for Sociology, Ljubljana and European Graduate School), "The Structure of Domination Today: Lacan's Theory of 4 Discourses," March 12, 2004.

Presentations of Faculty Work

Winter 2007

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "Big Books and Social Movements" by David S. Meyer (Sociology, UC Irvine), February 26, 2007.

Fall 2006

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "Hamlet among Friends and Enemies: Shakespeare and Schmitt" by Julia Reinhard Lupton (English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine), November 29, 2006

Co-Sponsored Events

Spring 2007

  • Individuals, Organizations and the Law: Comparative and International Perspectives, a Joint Graduate Conference on Crime, Law and Society: WasedaUniversity and The University of California, Irvine, November 1 - 2, 2007.

Spring 2007

  • What’s So Hard about Soft Law? A Graduate Student-Faculty Workshop, May 4 - 5, 2007.

Winter 2006

  • Speaker Richard Weisberg (Cardozo School of Law), "Vattimo's Paradox: The Nietzschean Absence When Postmodernism Reveals its Sources in the Gospels," February 16, 2006.

Spring 2005

  • Speaker Alain Badiou (Ecole normale superieure and College international de philosophie), "Two Difficult Points in Being and Event: From a Remark by Desanti on Ontology to a Remark by Lyotard about the Double Signification of 'Event,'" April 11, 2005.
  • Speaker Alain Badiou (Ecole normale superieure and College international de philosophie), "Democratic Materialism and Materialist Dialectic: The Framework of Philosophy Today," April 12, 2005.

Spring 2004

  • Speaker Alain Badiou (Ecole normale superieure and College international de philosophie), "The Topology of the Neighbor," May 26, 2004.