New York University Professor Jeremy Waldron will deliver “Treating Like Cases Alike in the World: The Use of Foreign Law in Constitutional Cases” on Wed., Feb. 27, 6 p.m. at NYU’s Greenberg Lounge (Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South; between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets). Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). Seating is on a first-come first-served basis only.
The use of foreign law in American constitutional cases has proved controversial. This lecture will focus on expanding the requirement of consistency so that it applies to cases from different countries, a challenging but important argument to consider in the area of rights adjudication where the idea of human rights seems to commit us to upholding a common set of standards in the world.
Waldron is a University Professor at NYU School of Law and teaches legal and political philosophy. He has written and published extensively in jurisprudence and political theory including books and articles on theories of rights, constitutionalism, democracy, property, torture, homelessness, and historical political theory. A frequent international lecturer, Waldron was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998.
Waldron’s talk is part of the University Professorship Lecture series, which was established to recognize faculty who have recently been appointed as University Professors at NYU. University Professorships are conferred upon outstanding scholars in recognition of the interdisciplinary dimension and breadth of their work.