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 2018
By Professor Kit Barker
5 February 2018, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)

The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2018
A Liberal Theory of Property
By Professor Hanoch Dagan
12 February 2018, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)

The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2018
The Postcolonial Politics of International Organizations Law
By Dr Guy Sinclair
19 February 2018, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2018
By Dr Ashwini Vasanthakumar
2 April 2018, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 
The Singapore Symposium in Legal Theory 2018
By Dr Massimo Renzo
9 April 2018, Monday
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
(Participation is by invitation only)
 


News & Announcements
Nicole Roughan and Andrew Halpin publishes new edited book “In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence” in September 2017
 
Andrew Halpin and Nicole Roughan has published a chapter “The Promises and Pursuits Pluralist Jurisprudence”
 
Mark McBride publishes new edited book “New Essays on the Nature of Rights” in August 2017
 
Arif Jamal has posted an article on SSRN “Considering Freedom of Religion in a Post-Secular Context: Hapless or Hopeful?"
 
Arif Jamal is teaching a short, intensive course on law and Religion at CityU of Hong Kong School of Law (25-30 September, 2017)
 
James Penner has published an article “Autonomy, Religion and Politics: Reflections on Mathew Harding's Charity Law and the State”
 
Mark McBride has published a chapter “The Tracking Theory of Rights”
 
James Penner has published a chapter “Legal Powers and the Will and Interests Theories of Rights”
 
Andrew Halpin has published a chapter “The Value of Hohfeldian Neutrality when Theorising about Legal Rights”
 
William Bain’s book on “Medieval Foundations of International Relations” was selected as one of the top five books
 
William Bain & Terry Nardin has published an article “International Relations and Intellectual History”
 
Terry Nardin has published an article “Kant’s Republican Theory of Justice and International Relations”
 
Sinja Graf has published an article “A Wrong Done to Mankind: Colonial Perspectives on the Notion of Universal Crime”
 
Terry Nardin has published a chapter “Oakeshott as a Moralist”
 
Sandra Field to speak at The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting on 1 September 2017
 
Andrew Halpin presented a paper at the Edinburgh Legal Theory Festival in May
 
William Bain presented a paper at the St Andrews University in May
 
William Bain had a workshop on his book manuscript at Cardiff University
 
William Bain has published a chapter “The Anarchical Society as Christian Political Theology”
 
Terry Nardin has published an article “The New Realism and the Old”
 
Swati Jhaveri, Farrah Ahmed and Adam Perry launched the adminlawblog
 
Andrew Halpin asks, “What Law Do Legal Theorists Need to Know?” in reviewing M Sornarajah’s Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment
 
Terry Nardin has published an article “The New Realism and the Old”
 
Jaclyn Neo has published an article “Navigating Minority Inclusion and Permanent Division: Minorities and the Depoliticization of Ethnic Difference”
 
Jaclyn L. Neo won the Laureate Visiting Fellowship in Comparative Constitutional Law at Melbourne Law School
 
Alec Stone Sweet together with his co-author has published a book “The Evolution of International Arbitration: Judicialization, Governance, Legitimacy”
 
Andrew Halpin has published a chapter, "The Applications of Bivalent Logic, and the Misapplication of Multivalent Logic to Law"
 
William Bain presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA) in February
 
Global Rule of Law: Critical, Historical, and Philosophical Perspectives conference jointly organised and jointly funded by the Centre for Legal Theory, NUS Political Science and Yale-NUS was held at NUS Law on 16 -17 February 2017
 
Swati Jhaveri has published a chapter "Contrasting Responses to the 'Coughlan' Moment: Legitimate Expectations in Hong Kong and Singapore"
 
Jaclyn L. Neo presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in January 2017
 
Michael Dowdle, together with his co-author has published a book “Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism”
 
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
 
 
 
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