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Social & Legal Philosophy Colloquium: Fidelity in Law's Commonwealth

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GMT)

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Social and Legal Philosophy
Series 2014

Fidelity in Law's Commonwealth

Professor Gerald Postema
Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law
University of North Carolina / Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge

Wednesday 29th January 2014, 4-7pm

About this Colloquium

The rule of law promises protection and recourse against the arbitrary exercise of power. The guiding aim of the rule of law ideal is served when law’s rule extends to all forms of power in the polity, social as well as political. This paper argues that the rule of law takes hold in a polity only when law is planted firmly in a commonwealth of mutual faithfulness to the differentiated and interconnected responsibilities of fidelity to law. Law rules not only when government officials are held accountable for the discharge of their duties under law, but also when ordinary citizens structure their relationships by law and hold each other accountable to the common, public terms that the law provides.

Biography of the speaker

Gerald J. Postema has published extensively in legal and political philosophy and ethics. He received the George J. Johnson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow (Bellagio), Medlin Fellow (National Humanities Center) Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, and Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence). In 2013, he will take up the post of Arthur L. Goodhart Distinguished Visiting Professor of Legal Science (Cambridge University). He has edited the Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law and Law & Philosophy (with Michael Corrado). 


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UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
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United Kingdom

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GMT)

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