Conference: Women in Legal Philosophy (by The Collective)

Event date
22 June 2024
Event time
09:30 - 18:00
Oxford week
TT 9
Lecture Room 23 Balliol College

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Conference Programme

The Collective: Women in Legal Philosophy is holding its 2nd Annual Conference this summer, on Saturday 22nd June, 2024. The conference will take place at Balliol College, University of Oxford (and hybrid via Zoom).


The format of the conference will be pre-read with a focus on four papers. We will provide coffee and lunch to all attendees on the day of the conference. We are delighted to announce that we will be discussing four terrific papers:


        - Aditi Bagchi (Fordham), Contract as Exchange?

        - Liat Dasht (Yale), Moral Agency, Moral Shpatiency, and the State: A Case for Moral Agency

          Without (Anything Like) Full Moral Status

        - Barbara Levenbook (NC State), Yesterday’s Statute

        - Kritika Maheshwari (Delft), Reconsidering the Right to a Human Decision


You can now register your interest in attending the conference (in-person or online) via this form or by emailing us at (nb. registration of interest does not guarantee in-person attendance to the conference due to limited capacity, we will be in touch to confirm this.)



About The Collective of Women in Legal Philosophy

The Collective: Women in Legal Philosophy is an inclusive and supportive platform for the exchange of knowledge and the fostering of imaginative ideas and critical thinking in legal philosophy. It aims to create the best possible intellectual environment for the flourishing of women's scholarship in legal theory and the philosophy of law through conferences, work-in-progress seminars, and a mentoring system.


Our mission is to promote and support women in legal philosophy and legal theory, broadly defined, by providing a means by which women involved in legal philosophy using methods broadly construed as analytic can meet, virtually and in person, to work out new arguments and exchange ideas. To this end, our aim is to provide a work-in-progress online session every six months, an annual in-person conference hosted in venues alternating between North America and the United Kingdom, and a mentoring network for students and junior faculty that will address the full range of women's career interests and concerns in the field. ​