Centre for Legal Theory

In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence
(funded by Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier1)

Nicole ROUGHAN & Andrew HALPIN

Conference was held at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
5-6 February 2015

The pursuit of pluralist jurisprudence – the theoretical and/or philosophical study of law beyond the state – has emerged as one of the key trends in contemporary legal theory. While some of the leading scholars of the philosophy of state law have turned their attention to analyses of international law, transnational law, customary or religious law, and other non-state legal phenomena, there has been no sustained attention to questions about the way in which that turn is taken, or the implications for the discipline of jurisprudence (or the theoretical branch of academic law).

Existing jurisprudential analyses of law beyond the state have focused upon substantive questions surrounding the institutional, normative and systemic character of non-state law, both on its own and in interaction with state law. That scholarship, however, has revealed a significant gap surrounding questions of jurisprudential methodology, purpose and scope. These are the broad themes the conference will aim to address.

Participants included:

Tony Anghie (Utah)
Roger Cotterrell (QM London)
Maks Del Mar (QM London)
Margaret Davies (Adelaide)
Pavlos Eleftheriadis (Oxford)
Kirsty Gover (Melbourne)
Martin Krygier (UNSW)
Mattias Kumm (SSRC and Humboldt, Berlin)
Cormac Mac Amlaigh (Edinburgh)
Ralf Michaels (Duke)
Stefan Sciaraffa (McMaster, Ontario)
Sanne Taekema (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Detlef von Daniels (Humboldt, Berlin)
Neil Walker (Edinburgh)

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