Call for Papers: Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence



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05/3/21 to 07/5/21

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Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence


Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence is a monthly, online working-paper seminar series, open to everyone working in the philosophy of law.

The seminar series began in June 2020. Speakers have included some of the leading philosophers in the field: Victor Tadros, Kimberley Brownlee, Mitchell Berman, Laura Valentini, David Enoch, and others. Seminars have attracted an average of 80 attendees.

Speakers for three seminars will be identified through this call. The seminars will be held at 5pm GMT on, or close to, the first Monday of May, June, and July 2021, with the exact dates to be arranged in consultation with the speakers.

We invite full working papers (that is, papers that have not been accepted for publication and that the author expects to substantially revise) on topics relevant to the philosophy of law, broadly understood. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • the nature and grounds of legality
  • the relationship between law and morality
  • normative ethics or applied ethics relevant to law
  • philosophical analysis of concepts fundamental in law (e.g., responsibility, causation, reasonableness)
  • philosophical analysis of particular areas of law (e.g., tort law, property law, criminal law)
  • legal proof and legal reasoning, and
  • legal interpretation.

Please submit fully anonymised working papers to by 5pm GMT 29 March 2021.

Please include a 150-200 word abstract. Papers should be less than 12,000 words (footnotes included).

Papers will be selected by members of the University of Oxford legal philosophy group based on blind review. We aim to notify all authors of the decisions by mid-April.

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