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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Prisoners' Votes and Judges' Powers: Foreign Parables and Home Truths


Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Fulton Hall, Room 511

with John Finnis
Oxford University and University of Notre Dame

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John Finnis is a professor of law at both Oxford University and the University of Notre Dame. His work centers on legal scholarship and the philosophy of law, and he teaches courses on jurisprudence, political theory, and constitutional law. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a member of Gray’s Inn.

Professor Finnis earned an L.L.B. from Adelaide University in 1961 and a doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 1965. He has previously taught law at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Malawi, and Boston College Law School. He has published widely in legal theory, moral and political philosophy, moral theology, and history. He is the author of Natural Law and Natural Rights (1980), Fundamentals of Ethics (1983), Aquinas: Moral, Political and Legal Theory (1998) and The Collected Essays of John Finnis (2011).