Conference for the Colloquium honors Ronald Dworkin

The Conference for the Colloquium, held September 7-8, honored the work of the late Ronald Dworkin, Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law, by celebrating the Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy. In his welcome remarks, Dean Trevor Morrison noted that Dworkin convened the Colloquium with Professor of Philosophy and Law Emeritus Thomas Nagel from 1987 to 2011, and was joined in the early years by Lawrence Sager, now of Texas Law, and Edwin D. Webb Professor of Law David Richards, creating a series that became an important part of the intellectual life at the Law School.

At the Conference for the Colloquium, Thomas Scanlon of Harvard University presented his paper “Contractualism and Justification,” with University Professor and Professor of Philosophy and Law Samuel Scheffler serving as commentator and Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Liam Murphy as chair. Frank Michelman of Harvard Law School presented “Rawl’s Constitution-Centered Propositions on Legitimacy: A Friendly Interrogation,” with Sager serving as commentator and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law Lewis Kornhauser as chair. Seana Shiffrin of UCLA School of Law presented “Democratic Law," with Murphy serving as commentator and University Professor Jeremy Waldron as chair. Finally, Joseph Raz of Columbia Law School and King’s College London presented Can Moral Principles Change? while Waldron served as commentator and Scheffler as chair.

Posted October 2, 2017