NYU to Honor Ronald Dworkin in Symposium, April 10


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NYU to Honor Ronald Dworkin in Symposium, April 10

  • WHAT: New York University School of Law and the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund will host a day-long symposium on April 10, 2008, dedicated to the work of NYU School of Law Professor Ronald Dworkin and in celebration of his receiving Norway’s 2007 Holberg International Memorial Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarship in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law, and theology. The prize includes a $750,000 award.

A complete schedule of events is available here: http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/pdf/Holberg_Seminar.pdf

Six distinguished legal theorists and philosophers will each present a paper relating to an aspect of Dworkin’s wide-ranging work in legal and political philosophy. Professor Dworkin will comment on the papers throughout the day, and there will be time for general discussion.

  • WHO: The six speakers are: Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School; Lawrence Sager, University of Texas School of Law; Kathleen Sullivan, Stanford Law School; Thomas M. Scanlon, Jr., Harvard University; Janos Kis, Central European University and NYU; and Liam Murphy, NYU School of Law.
  • WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 2008, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU School of Law, Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium Room (9th Floor), 225 Sullivan Street (between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South). Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street).

The event is open to the public. For more information, please call 212.998.6410.

Reporters interested in attending should contact Jason Casell at 212.998.6849 or jason.casell@nyu.edu.

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