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
The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2017
What Makes a Social Order Primitive? In Defense of Hart’s Take On International Law
By Associate Professor David Lefkowitz
14 February 2017, Tuesday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Federal Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
Conference on Global Rule of Law: Critical, Historical, and Philosophical Perspectives
(jointly-organised and jointly funded by the Centre for Legal Theory, NUS Political Science and Yale-NUS)
16-17 February 2017, Thursday and Friday
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2017
Democratic Equality or Confucian Hierarchy?
By Professor Joseph Chan
7 March 2017, Tuesday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
 


News & Announcements
CLT warmly congratulates Nicole Roughan on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.
 
David Frydrych has published an article “Rights Modelling”
 
Simon Chesterman has posted an opening and closing post in the mini-symposium generously co-hosted on Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! concerning his forthcoming article in the European Journal of International Law
 
Andrew Halpin has posted two essays on Hohfeld on SSRN
 
Roundtable Discussion on The Structure and Nature of Constitutional Rights jointly organised and jointly funded by the Centre for Legal Theory and Centre for Asian Legal Studies was held at NUS Law on 19 January 2017
 
William Bain presented a paper at the Sacred Polities, Natural Law and the Law of Nations in the 16th and 17th Centuries Conference on 10-12 November 2016
 
William Bain presented a paper at the British International Studies Association 41st Annual Conference on 14-17 June 2016
 
New Theories of the State’s Authority: Beyond the Separation of Powers organized by Nicole Roughan and Swati Jhaveri held at NUS Law on 31 October - 1 November 2016
 
Swati Jhaveri presented a paper at the Conference on New Theories of the State’s Authority: Beyond the Separation of Powers on 1 November 2016
 
Nicole Roughan presented a paper at the Conference on New Theories of the State’s Authority: Beyond the Separation of Powers on 31 October 2016
 
Michael Dowdle presented a paper at the Conference on New Theories of the State’s Authority: Beyond the Separation of Powers on 31 October 2016
 
CLT sponsored CALS Research Assistant, KarLuis Quek to attend the 2016 Julius Stone Address and the JSI Conference 2016 – Legitimacy and the State, organized by the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence (Sydney Law School) from 13 to 15 October 2016 in Sydney, Australia
 
Nicole Roughan presented a paper entitled “Legitimacy of Whom?” at the 2016 Julius Stone Address and the JSI Conference 2016 – Legitimacy and the State
 
Nicole Roughan presented a paper at the University of Melbourne’s Legal Theory Workshop on 7 October 2016
 
Damian Chalmers has published an article “The Unconfined Power of European Union Law”
 
James Penner, David Frydrych and Andrew Halpin to attend Hohfeld Centennial Workshop at Yale, 14 & 15 October 2016
 
The 5th NUS-Sydney Law Symposium on Law, Values and Reason co-organized by Nicole Roughan and Kevin Walton held at NUS Law on 30 September - 1 October 2016
 
CLT welcomes Juliana Cardinale who joins us as a Senior Research Fellow.
 
Nichole Roughan has published an article on “Mind the Gaps: Authority and Legality in International Law.
 
Nichole Roughan has published an article on “Relativity under Review: A response to commentators on Authorities (Book Symposium).
 
Tan Zhong Xing has published an article “Beyond the Real and the Paper Deal: The Quest for Contextual Coherence in Contractual Interpretation”
 
Arif Jamal has published a chapter on “Managing Religion Through ‘Religious Harmony’: The Case of Singapore”
 
Tan Hsien-Li, together with her co-authors has published a book “Promoting Compliance: The Role of Dispute Settlement and Monitoring Mechanisms in ASEAN Instruments”
 
Sandra Field to speak at the Association for Political Theory 14th Annual Conference on 22 October 2016.
 
Sandra Field has published an article "What's in a name? How a democracy becomes an aristocracy"
 
Arif Jamal to speak at the International Consortium of Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) conference on 8-11 September 2016
 
Bui Ngoc Son to speak at the Comparative Constitutional Amendment Workshop, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, on 15 August 2016
 
William Bain has published an edited book, "Medieval Foundations of International Relations"
 
Bui Ngoc Son to speak at the Political Theory from East Asia: Toward New Perspectives Conference on 22-23 August 2016
 
 
 
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