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Oxford – Girona – Genoa Seminar in Legal Theory


The University of Genoa is honoured to host the new edition of the Oxford-Genoa-Girona Seminar in Legal Theory on April 22, 2016. This year’s topic of the seminar is Judicial Decision-Making and Judicial Law-Making. The speakers shall be Timothy Endicott and Stephen Dimelow for the University of Oxford, Diego Papayannis and Pablo A. Rapetti for the University of Girona, and Riccardo Guastini and Maria Cristina Redondo for the University of Genoa.

Genau-piazza-di-ferrari-2The Seminar will begin with a welcoming address from the Magnifico Rettore of the University of Genoa, prof. Paolo Comanducci. It will be held at the Aula della Meridiana of the Palazzo dell’Università (Via Balbi 5, second floor) at 9 o’clock sharp.

The Programme of the Seminar is as follows

22nd of April, 2016

Aula della Meridiana, Via Balbi 5, Genoa

Welcoming address: Paolo Comanducci, Magnifico Rettore, University of Genoa

Equity and Interpretation in Judicial Decision Making

Timothy Endicott (University of Oxford & Cátedra de Excelencia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid),

9:45 General Discussion

Seven Legal-Realistic Theses

Riccardo Guastini (University of Genoa)

10:55 General Discussion

11:30 Break

Independence, Impartiality, and Neutrality in Legal Adjudication

Diego Papayannis (University of Girona)

12:15 General Discussion

12:50 End of the first part

13:00 Lunch

The Rise of the Constitutional Statute in the UK

Stephen Dimelow (University of Oxford)

15:50 General Discussion


On an Expressivist Account of Legal Disagreements

Pablo Rapetti (University of Girona)

17:00 General Discussion

17:35 Break

Quaestio Juris and Judicial Decision

Cristina Redondo (University of Genoa)

18:20 General Discussion

19:00 Workshop draws to a close