Conference: The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin. McMaster Philosophy of Law Conference

May 30, 2014 @ 5:00 am – June 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

This is a call for abstracts for the 2014 McMaster Legal Philosophy Conference. The conference theme is the Legacy of Ronald Dworkin. We invite abstracts for papers that address any aspect of Dworkin’s work, including but not limited to his work in constitutional jurisprudence, political philosophy, general jurisprudence, and metaethics. To receive full consideration for inclusion, abstracts must be received by October 31, 2013 and should be between 800 and 1000 words. Please submit abstracts via e-mail in Word or .pdf format to

We expect that we will be able to inform those who have been accepted by November 30, 2013. All papers accepted to the conference will also be considered for inclusion in a volume of papers on the conference theme. We are presently in discussions with Oxford University Press about the publication of this volume.

The conference will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The conference dates are Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, 2014. We will ask all authors accepted to the conference to submit draft papers (approximately 8000 to 12,000 words) by Friday, May 9.

In addition to conference presentations, the conference will feature the following keynote speakers:

Richard Arneson – University of California, San Diego
  • David Brink – University of California, San Diego
  • Thomas Christiano – University of Arizona
  • David Dyzenhaus – University of Toronto
  • Connie Rosati – University of Arizona
  • Larry Sager – University of Texas School of law
  • Leslie Green – Oxford University
  • Joseph Raz – Columbia University

We will post information about registration fees and other conference details at The conference is open to the public.

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