W. G. Hart Legal Workshop: 1984

Legal Theory

The annual Legal Workshop organised by the Institute and subsidised from the W G Hart Bequest, was held at the Institute from Tuesday 3rd July to Friday 6th July 1984 with a very attractive programme on Legal Theory.

For the first time the number of people registering for the Workshop topped 100. 48 members stayed in Connaught Hall. During the week of the Workshop Mr Andrew Lewis of University College London organised a fascinating exhibition in the Flaxman Gallery with the title "100 Years of English Jurisprudence 1759-1859".

On the Wednesday evening The Vice-Chancellor of the Chancery Division, Sir Robert Megarry, brought along to the Workshop a distinguished panel consisting of Lord Justice Oliver, Lord Justice Robert Goff, Judge Paul Baker QC and Mr L.H. Hoffman QC, in order to debate the topic "Legal Theory and Legal Practice". This session was followed by a Speaker's Dinner held at University College London.

W. G. Hart Legal Workshop 1984 - Programme of speakers and papers (pdf)

Published Proceedings:

Legal theory / academic director: William Twining.
London : Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1984.
IALS classmark: FOL SA5 INS

Academic Directors:

  • Professor W.L. Twining (University College London) 
Workshop Main Speakers:
Anthony Beck (Chelmer Institute)
Positivism and Hermeneutics
Hugh Collins (Brasenose College, Oxford
The Poverty of Positivism
Professor Duncan Kennedy (Harvard Law School)
The Critical Legal Studies Movement in the United States
Professor Norman Lewis (University of Sheffield)
Public Law and Legal Theory
Professor Neil MacCormick (University of Edinburgh)
Theory in the Law Curriculum
Dr David Miers (University College, Cardiff)
Legal Theory and Interpretation of Statutes
Professor Stanley L. Paulsen (Washington University School of Law)
The Current State of Kelsen Scholarship
Dr Fred Rosen (General Editor, The Bentham Project)
Recent Developments in Bentham Scholarship
Dr David Sugarman (Middlesex Polytechnic)
Legal Theory and Historiography
Professor Peter Tillers (New England School of Law)
Hegel and Legal Theory
Dr Richard Tuck (Jesus College, Cambridge)
Intellectual History and Legal Theory
Dr Richard Tur (Oriel College, Oxford)
Criminal Law and Legal Theory
Professor William Twining (University College London)
Evidence and Legal Theory
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