School of Law

Legal Theory and Legal History Seminar - Authority: Pluralism, Relationships and Relativity

21 November 2012

Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Rm 313, Law Building, Mile End campus

The first Legal Theory and Legal History Group seminar will be given by Dr Nicole Roughan JSD, LLM (Yale), BA/LLB (Auckland). Dr Roughan is formerly a temporary university lecturer in jurisprudence at the University of Cambridge, and lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests are in philosophy of law, with a particular focus upon theories of authority, legal pluralism, and philosophy of international and indigenous law. Her current research, and the work which she will be discussing, is an excerpt from her forthcoming book, ‘Relative Authority’, forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

  • 3 - 3.15pm Dr Roughan introduces her paper
  • 3.15 - 3.25pm Professor Roger Cotterrell comments
  • 3.25pm General discussion

How to Book

This event is open to Queen Mary staff and PhD students, please email for a copy of the paper.

If you are not from Queen Mary and would like to attend, please contact Dr Maks Del Mark by email on