Centre for Legal Theory

About CLT

The Centre for Legal Theory (CLT) at NUS Law brings together colleagues in the Faculty of Law interested in a variety of theoretical approaches to law, including those informed by related disciplines. CLT exists to promote formal and informal exchanges on theoretical work by members of the Centre and other colleagues. Read More…


Upcoming Events
CLT Seminar: ‘Global Investment Rules as a Site for Moral Inquiry’
By Professor Steven Ratner, University of Michigan
Moderator: Professor M Sornarajah, NUS Law
5 March 2019, Tuesday 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Federal Conference Room, Federal Building, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)

CLT Seminar: ‘The Basis of Authorities of Law under the Circumstances of Plurality of Laws'
By Professor Tatsuya Yokohama, Shizuoka University
14 March 2019, Thursday
4.00pm to 6.00pm
Federal Conference Room, Federal Building, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2019
Legal Positivism as a Realist Theory of Law
By Professor Brian Leiter, University of Chicago
25 March 2019, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Eu Tong Sen Building, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
Roundtable: The Roles of Judges in Democracies: A Realistic View
By Professor Brian Leiter, University of Chicago
26 March 2019, Tuesday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Federal Conference Room, Federal Building, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2019
By Associate Professor Adam Perry, University of Oxford
1 April 2019, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Eu Tong Sen Building, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2019
By Professor Matthew Harding, The University of Melbourne
8 April 2019, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Eu Tong Sen Building, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
CLT Seminar: ‘Sino-British conceptions of extradition and extraterritoriality in the 19th Century’
By Ivan Lee, NUS Law
4 June 2019, Tuesday
4.00pm to 6.00pm
Federal Conference Room, Federal Building, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 


News & Announcements
J.R. Edwards and A.P. Simester has published an article “Crime, Blameworthiness, and Outcomes"
A.P. Simester and G.R. Sullivan has published a case note “Causing Euthanasia"
A.P. Simester gave a lecture at the Uppsala University, Sweden in January 2019
James Penner presented a paper at the Melbourne Law School in December 2018
William Bain presented a paper at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation, and Security, University of Birmingham in December 2018
William Bain presented a paper at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews in December 2018
Arif A. Jamal has published a book chapter “ADR and Islamic law: the cases of the UK and Singapore"
Arif A. Jamal presented in a seminar entitled Islam, Law, and the State in the Making of the Modern World in November 2018
Andrew Halpin publishes an article “The Tigerish Nature of Legal Normativity”
Dr John Stanton-Ife and Andrew Simester presented a paper at the King’s College London in October 2018
James Penner presented a paper at the Rutgers Law School in October 2018
William Bain presented a paper at the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame in September 2018
James Penner's new edited volume on “Property Theory: Legal and Political Perspectives” has been published by Cambridge University Press
 
Tan Zhong Xing won the Hart Publishing Prize for the best paper by an early career scholar at the Ninth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations at Melbourne Law School
 
Mike Dowdle has published a new book on “Questioning the Foundations of Public Law”
 
Arif A Jamal publishes a book “Islam, Law and the Modern State: (Re)imagining Liberal Theory in Muslim Contexts”
 
Nicole Roughan and Andrew Halpin publish "A response" to commentators on In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence in March 2018
 
Andrew Halpin posts "A Story of Jurisprudence and True Philosophy" in March 2018
 
Nicole Roughan presented a paper at the Julius Stone Institute, University of Sydney in March 2018
 
James Penner has published an article "'We All Make Mistakes: A ‘Duty of Virtue’ Theory of Restitutionary Liability for Mistaken Payments"
 
Benjamin Schupmann publishes an article “Responding to the rise of extremist populism”
 
Sinja Graf has published an article online "A Trespass against the Whole Species”: Universal Crime and Sovereign Founding in John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government"
 
Benjamin Schupmann publishes a book “Carl Schmitt’s State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis”
 
CLT warmly congratulates CLT members, Tan Zhong Xing & Rachel Leow, on their appointments as Assistant Professors in NUS Law!
 
 
 
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