Students and Faculty members are cordially invited to attend a workshop on legal philosophy and legal fictions that will be held at St. Hilda's College (Lady Brodie Room) on Friday 11 March 2016.

Lawyers and philosophers will engage with a number of theoretical issues related to legal fictions. Presentations will be followed by a comment, and Q&A. The workshop is meant to provide an informal forum for discussion and to facilitate the exchange of ideas - all are very welcome to attend.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please feel free to contact Andrea Dolcetti (St. Hilda's College) and/or Fabien Girard (Maison Française d’Oxford).

The organisation of this event has been kindly supported by St. Hilda's College, the Maison Française d’Oxford, and Hart Publishing.


9.30 – 9.45: Coffee and biscuits

9.45 – 11.45: Chair: Fabien Girard (MFO)

Speaker: Christophe Bouriau (University of Lorraine),
Kelsen’s Basic Norm: an Untenable Fiction?

Speaker: Leslie Green (Balliol College, Oxford),
Kelsen’s Fictionalism

Discussant: Christoph Kletzer (King’s College London)

11.45 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00: Chair: Anne Simonin (MFO)

Speaker: Guillaume Tusseau (Sciences Po Law School),
Bentham and Marx on legal hegemony: some meeting ground?

Discussant: Philip Schofield (UCL)

13:00 – 14.15: Lunch

14:15 – 15:15:  Chair: Raquel Barradas De Freitas (UCL)

Speaker: Pierluigi Chiassoni (University of Genoa),
Judicial Fictions: an analytical survey

Discussant: William Twining (UCL)

15.15 – 16.15: Chair: Raquel Barradas De Freitas (UCL)

Speaker: Fred Schauer (University of Virginia),
Legal Fictions and the Technical (or Not) Language of the Law

Discussant: Maks Del Mar (Queen Mary University of London)

16:15 – 16:30: Coffee break

16:30 – 17.30: Chair: Andrea Dolcetti (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford)

Speaker: Giovanni Tuzet (Bocconi University),
Suspension of disbelief: a coherentist theory of fiction

Discussant: Roger Teichmann (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford)

17:30 – 18:45: Drinks