W. G. Hart Legal Workshop: 1987

Discretion in legal contexts: socio-legal perspectives

The annual Legal Workshop organized by the Institute and once again subsidised by the W G Hart Bequest, was held at the Institute from Tuesday 30th June to Friday 3rd July 1987. The subject was: Discretion in legal contexts: socio-legal perspectives.

The Workshop was attended by over 100 participants including law teachers from universities and polytechnics in Britain and the United States of America. A number of participants stayed in Connaught Hall.

Academic Directors:

  • Donald Harris (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
  • Keith Hawkins (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford) 

Workshops and Convenors:

  • Workshop I: Law, medicine and the state (Dr Robert Dingwell, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
  • Workshop II: Regulation and discretion (Dr Keith Hawkins, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
  • Workshop III: Family Law (Mrs Mavis Maclean, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
  • Workshop IV: Companies, finance and the law (Dr Doreen McBarnet, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
Workshop Main Speakers:
Dr John Bell (Wadham College, Oxford)
Discretionary decision-making: some background and perspective
Professor Shari Diamond (University of Illinois-Chicago)
Legal decision-making: a perspective from psychology
Professor Denis Galligan (University of Southampton)
Discretion in administrative law
Dr Keith Hawkins (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
Legal decision-making: some background and perspective
Professor Neil MacCormick (University of Edinburgh)
Discretionary decision-making: jurisprudential controversies
Professor Peter Manning (Michigan State University) and Dr Keith Hawkins (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
Frames and legal decision-making
 
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