HARVARD LEGAL THEORY FORUM

Legal Theory Reading Group, October 05, 7:00 PM, Pound 207

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Hi everyone!

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Legal Theory Forum at the Student Activities Fair. I wanted to share two quick announcements and encourage everyone to attend our first meeting next week.

1) We’re planning our first session of the semester for Tuesday, October 5 at 7pm.

In the past Legal Theory Forum has read some canonical pieces in legal theory and also read works in social theory, philosophy, and political theory as they relate to the law. Several people have expressed interest in reading some theoretical works on Law & Economics, so we thought we would start with Richard Posner’s “The Ethical and Political Basis of the Efficiency Norm in Common Law Adjudication.” 8 Hofstra Law Review 487 (1979-80).

Depending on people’s interests, we could move on to another topic or go on and read some of the theoretical and normative debates surrounding the law & economics movement. The goal is to pick readings people are actually interested in discussing, and we can adjust as the semester goes on.

2) The HLS Program on the Legal Profession is sponsoring a Theory-Practice Colloquium modeled on the Summer Theory Institute. The Colloquium will be meeting five times during the academic year. They’ll be reading short excerpts from a number of social theorists and discussing those readings in the context of public interest law practice. I’d like to encourage anyone interested to apply. There’s more information available through the PLP website here: http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/plp/pages/theory-practice_colloquium.php.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in joining the board, please please email us:  hltf at mail.law.harvard.edu.

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