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Relating Analytic, Empirical, Evolutionary, Diachronic and Comparative Methods in Constructing Concepts of Law: A Half-Day Workshop with Brian Tamanaha

10 June 2015

Time: 2:30 - 8:00pm
Venue: Room 313, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS London, United Kingdom

This is a special half-day workshop with Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Brian Tamanaha. Inspired by his work, this workshop will consider the relations between different methods for constructing concepts of law.

Professor Brian Tamanaha is Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University of London in May-June 2015. This is a special half-day workshop, inspired by his work, that will consider the relations between different methods for constructing concepts of law. In addition to this event, during his visit he will give the Inaugural Cotterrell Lecture in Sociological Jurisprudence (28 May) and a Legal Theory Masterclass (11 June) for postgraduate students.



2.30pm - Analytical: Professor John Gardner (University of Oxford)

2.50pm - Empirical: Professor Roger Cotterrell (Queen Mary University of London)

3.10pm - Evolutionary: Professor Richard Nobles and Professor David Schiff (Queen Mary University of London)

3.30pm - Break

3.50pm - Diachronic: Dr Maks Del Mar (Queen Mary University of London)

4.10pm - Comparative: Professor Fernanda Pirie (Oxford)

4.30pm - Comparative: Professor William Twining (University College London)

4.50pm - Response from Professor Brian Tamanaha (Washington University)

5.00pm - Discussion

6.00pm - Drinks Reception (Law School foyer)


For directions to the venue please refer to the map.

How to book

This event is free but prior booking is required. Please register via the Queen Mary Eventbrite page.


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