Fordham Law to Host Colloquium in Law and Philosophy Series


Beginning in January 2023, Fordham Law professors Aditi Bagchi and Benjamin C. Zipursky will invite renowned legal theorists and philosophers to discuss their newest work with students and faculty. 

The “Colloquium in Law and Philosophy” will feature scholars in philosophy, political theory, and law who will present working papers in what Bagchi and Zipursky describe as “an intense dialogical setting.”

“The colloquium brings together our objectives as teachers and scholars,” said Bagchi. “Students will learn how to make and defend arguments about fundamental legal, political and moral questions. And scholars dedicated to thinking about these questions deeply and systematically will have a space to engage one another. It is about teaching, learning and advancing discourse simultaneously.” 

The colloquium takes advantage of the thriving legal philosophy community in New York City, and positions Fordham Law as a leader in facilitating vital discussions relevant to the field, said Zipursky. It also aims to expand this community by “bringing legal philosophy to new generations of students and faculty, [who are]facing old and new problems of justice.”

The series will take place over twelve weeks and will feature speakers like Anita L. Allen, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania; Seana Shiffrin, professor of philosophy and law at University of California, Los Angeles; and Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University School of Law and “The Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times Magazine.

Though the colloquium is a seminar for Fordham Law students, faculty from other law schools and philosophy departments are also welcome to attend. 

A full schedule of dates and speakers can be found here


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