A workshop sponsored by the Centre for Research on Law, Equality and Diversity (LEAD) and the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC).
Debates about the nature of legal reasoning tend to present legal reasoning as monolithic - as either objective and based on fundamental principles and shared values or as political and based on the interests of a dominant class. Neither side of this debate accounts for – or indeed allows for the possibility of – judicial diversity. What are the consequences for legal reasoning when decision-makers include the previously marginalised, when values are heterogeneous and when fundamental principles are contested from a range of perspectives? Contributors to this workshop will consider legal reasoning in the hands of a diverse judiciary and in response to multivocal claims for recognition and political and social inclusion.
- Professor Karin Van Marle (University of Pretoria)
- Professor Joanne Conaghan (University of Bristol)
- The Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls
- Professor Dr Eva Brems (University of Ghent)
- Dr Samia Bano (SOAS, University of London)
- Dr Kcasey McLoughlin (University of Newcastle, Australia)
- Dr Oliver Phillips (University of Westminster)
- Professor Rosemary Hunter (Queen Mary University of London)