Promoting the Study of Jurisprudence in Ireland

Call for Papers: Spring Workshop Series 2011

This is a call for papers for the Irish Jurisprudence Society’s
Spring Workshop Series 2011.

The workshops will follow the usual IJS workshop format: the workshop
paper is circulated in advance; at the workshop, the author has up to
40 minutes to present their paper, which is followed by an hour or so
of discussion.

The venue for these workshops will be the Law School at Trinity
College Dublin. The time will be 7pm on Thursdays. The dates for
individual workshops are flexible and will be worked out with

If you would like to present at a workshop please send an email to IrishJurisprudenceSociety [at]
with a provisional title and a short abstract as soon as you can.
Papers can be on any topic in legal theory in the wide sense of that
phrase. See here for details of past workshops. Inter-disciplinary work is especially

IJS Symposium on Law and Justice in Community

To mark the publication by Oxford University Press of Garrett Barden
and Tim Murphy, Law and Justice in Community
, the Irish Jurisprudence Society is
organising an international symposium in Trinity College, Dublin on
Saturday 5 February 2011. The symposium is generously supported by the
Frances E Moran Trust. The full schedule for the symposium and booking details are available here.

David Langwallner’s Workshop

On 9 December 2010, Mr David Langwallner, Dean of Law, GCD will present his paper:
“Jerome Frank: The Elephant in the Room that Conventional Jurisprudence Ignores”

The venue is the Law School in Trinity College Dublin (House 39 in Trinity). Workshop is to start at 7pm.

Seán Donlan’s Workshop

On Thursday, 25 November at 7pm in Trinity College Dublin Law School (Room 11
in House 39).

Dr Seán Patrick Donlan, Lecturer, University of Limerick,
will present his paper:

“Edmund Burke: Law and Legal Theory”

Garrett Barden’s Workshop

On 11 November 2010 Prof Garrett Barden, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, UCC will present his paper:
“Aristotle’s Discussion of Particular Justice in the Nicomachean Ethics”

Prof Gerard Casey, UCD will chair the Workshop.

The venue is Room 11 in the Law School at TCD (House 39,
which is roughly at the centre of Trinity campus). Workshop will commence at

Winter Workshop Series 2010 Line Up

28 October 2010
Thomas Finegan, PhD Candidate, TCD
“Neither Dualism nor Monism: Holism and the Relationship Between
Municipal and International Human Rights Law”

11 November 2010
Prof Garrett Barden, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, UCC
“Aristotle’s Discussion of Particular Justice in the Nicomachean Ethics”

25 November 2010
Dr Seán Patrick Donlan, Lecturer in Law, UL
“Edmund Burke: Law and Legal Theory”

9 December 2010
David Langwallner, Dean of Law, GCD
“Jerome Frank: The Elephant in the Room that Conventional Jurisprudence Ignores”

Papers will be circulated several days before they are to be
presented. All workshops take place in the Law School at TCD (House 39,
which is roughly at the centre of Trinity campus). Workshops commence at

Annual Lecture 2010: Prof William Twining

The Irish Jurisprudence Society is very grateful to Griffith College for
hosting the Society’s Annual Public Lecture to be delivered by Professor William Twining, Emeritus Quain Professor of Jurisprudence, UCL.

The title of Professor Twining’s lecture is “Globalisation and Legal Scholarship”

Date:           Thursday 14 October 2010

Time:   Registration 6.30pm, Formal Address 7pm

Venue:  Griffith Conference Centre, Griffith College Campus, South
Circular Road, Dublin 8.

Please RSVP to Maria Oleynik at or 01-4163372.

A copy of Professor Twining’s paper can be provided in advance of the lecture on
request; email

Rachael Walsh’s Workshop

* * Please note the change of date for this workshop from what was originally announced.* *

On 6 May 2010 Ms Rachael Walsh, Doctoral Candidate, Trinity College, Dublin, will
deliver her paper:

‘A Thomistic Reading of Article 43 of the Irish Constitution

Time and venue: 7pm, Room 11, Law School, House 39, Trinity College, Dublin

Postponed: David Langwallner’s workshop

Please note that Mr David Langwallner’s workshop has been moved from 29 April 2010 to 13 May 2010. Thus, the remaining workshops in the Spring/Summer IJS Dublin Workshop Series 2010 are:

6 May 2010
Rachael Walsh, PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin
‘A Thomistic Reading of Article 43 of the Irish Constitution’

13 May 2010
David Langwallner, Dean of Law, Griffith College Dublin
‘The elephant in the room that everyone chooses to ignore. The contribution to Jurisprudence of Jerome Frank’

Venue for these workshops is as usual: Room 11 in House 39, Law School, Trinity College Dublin. Workshops commence at 7pm.

IJS Symposium at Cork, 17 April 2010

* * * Note: this Symposium is free to attend, and if you plan to attend, please email the Symposium Convenor, Dr Maria Cahill,, to register and receive the Symposium’s papers in advance.* * *

Symposium on Jurisprudence and Legal Theory at University College Cork, 17 April 2010

Venue: Rm 22-23 Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, UCC

Registration from 09.30
Panel 1   10.00-11.50  “Rights, Democracy and the Role of the Judge”

Chair: Mr. David Prendergast

Discussant: Prof. Garrett Barden

Dr. Shane Kilcommins
“The Security State and Constitutional Justice: the dangers of
ignoring a ‘rights-based conception of the Rule of Law’ that ensures
that ‘the majority cannot travel as fast or as far as it would like’”

Dr. Darren O’Donovan

“The Role of Rights in Furthering Democratic Decision-Making: The
Fruitful Conflict between Deliberative Democrats and Critical Race

Break for Lunch   11.50 – 13.30

Panel 2   13.30-15.10 “New Departures in Analytical Legal Philosophy”

Chair: Dr. Darren O’Donovan

Discussant: Dr. Maria Cahill

Dr. Seán Patrick Donlan
‘“The drunkenness of things being various”: legal theory in historical
and comparative perspective’

Dr. Oran Doyle
“True Morality and the No Necessary Connection Thesis.”

Panel 3   15.20-17.20 “Political Questions”

Chair: Mr. Donal Coffey

Discussants: Ms. Laura Cahillane & Prof Desmond Clarke

Mr. Thomas Patrick Murray
“The Politics of Property and Principle: Economic Rights in the
Drafting of the Irish Free State Constitution.”

Mr. Eoin Daly
“Non-domination as a primary good: re-thinking the frontiers of the ‘political’ in
Rawls’s political liberalism”