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October 23, 2008

"Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Three Approaches"

Here, for those who might be interested.

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 23, 2008 in My Articles | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 7, 2008

Law and Philosophy Fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School for 2009-10

Once again, Chicago will be hosting a Law and Philosophy Fellow.  (You can read about this year's Fellow here.)  You can access the ad by searching under Law School positions on this site; here is the full text of the ad:

The University of Chicago Law School seeks to appoint a Law and Philosophy Fellow for the academic year 2009-10. A Ph.D. in philosophy by time of appointment is expected, though in unusual cases a Ph.D. in a related discipline, or a J.D. accompanied by strong training in philosophy, will be considered. Applications also welcome from post-2003 doctorates. Law degree (J. D. or foreign equivalent), or some other record of academic training in law, is helpful, but not required.

The Fellow's research should intersect with issues of interest to legal scholars. Examples would include work on normative concepts such as equality or punishment; investigation of the philosophical dimensions of a substantive area of law, such as criminal law, constitutional law, sex equality, or property; research that bears on the legal dimensions of intention, proof, or agency; and work in jurisprudence. The Fellow will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School, pursue his or her research, and participate in teaching either the Law and Philosophy Workshop or a seminar. Teaching duties are modest and will contribute to the Fellow's research. Salary 50K + benefits + superb research environment.

To be considered individuals must apply online at https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu by January 15, 2009. Resume, cover letter, writing sample, reference contact information and research statement should be submitted electronically on the web site at the time of application. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be mailed to Kate Malinski, The University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, by January 15, 2009. The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.   

Please e-mail me if you have any questions. 

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 7, 2008 | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 6, 2008


Longtime readers of Larry Solum's useful Legal Theory Blog will know that Larry is generous to a fault in his appraisals and recommendations of articles and books, usually finding something positive to say even about work that isn't very good.  Against that background, I couldn't help but notice when a recent piece on originalism (one of Larry's scholarly interests) netted a devastasting "Hmm?"

Sometimes understatement pays!

Meanwhile, my apologies for neglecting this blog over the last two months.  The move and all my new obligations have taken their toll on blogging time.  I hope to do a bit better in the next couple of months, now that we're settling into our new routines.

Let me invite readers to post in the comments any especially interesting pieces they've read lately.  Details about the article or book would be esp. welcome, and signed comments strongly preferred, as usual.

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 6, 2008 in Legal Theory | Permalink | Comments (5)