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Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence

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About the Lecture Series

The Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence is a joint initiative of the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy and the Boston College Law School.

As we contemplate the present and its possible futures, we recognize the extraordinary challenges that now confront the cognitive, normative and creative powers of the mind. From the early days of civilization, jurisprudence has provided a vantage point from which to understand, evaluate and engage the challenges of the time. The Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence is part of this long jurisprudential tradition, promoting the presentation and debate of rigorous, plural and creative work in legal thought that confronts the challenges of our time.

 


fall 2014 Lectures


 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Reception to follow. RSVP by 10/13.

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.



Comparative Constitutional Law, Quo Vadis? with Ran Hirschl »

Friday, October 31, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Registration Required by 10/27.

This event is part of the Symposium on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Design in addition to being part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.


spring 2014 Lectures


 

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The International Legal Legacy of the Global War on Terror with Kim Lane Scheppele

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 2/10.

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Prisoners' Votes and Judges' Powers: Foreign Parables and Home Truths with John Finnis

Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 3/10.

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Critical Theory as Political Philosophy?
Reflections on Honneth and Hegelianism
with Robert Pippin

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300

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Transnationalizing Democracy: The Example of the European Union with Jurgen Habermas

Thursday, May 8, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300

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Fall 2013 Lectures


 

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Cosmopolitan Legitimacy in Constitutional Democracy with Mattias Kumm

Friday, September 27, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 9/25.

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Global Governance, Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect

Friday, November 1, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Stokes Hall, Room 195S

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Punishment, Condemnation, and Social Injustice with Tommie Shelby

Tuesday, November 19
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 11/15.

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spring 2013 Lectures


 

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Constitutional Structures and Political Culture with Robert George

Monday, January 28, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Gasson 100

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Constitutionalism and Coercion with Frederick Schauer

Thursday, February 21, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School

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Nicola Lacey

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
4:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School

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Fall 2012 Lectures


 

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The Separation of Powers in Thought and Practice with Jeremy Waldron

Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300

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Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition with David Garland

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
3:00 p.m.
East Wing, Room 120
Boston College Law School, Newton Campus

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Duress & Moral Progress with Seana Shiffrin

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
3:00 p.m.
East Wing, Room 400
Boston College Law School, Newton Campus

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