Save the Date for the 2015 Herbert Morris Lecture in Law and Philosophy
The Fourth Herbert Morris Lecture in Law and Philosophy will take place on Friday, February 20, 2015. The lecturer is Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and Philosophy Department at University of Chicago.
The Lecture is in honor of UCLA's Professor Herbert Morris, an eminent emeritus member of both the Law School and the Philosophy Department, for his contributions to the field of legal philosophy and for his contributions to the campus as a professor, dean, and interim provost.
2013 Herbert Morris Lecture in Law and Philosophy
Professor Jeremy Waldron delivered the third Herbert Morris Lecture in Law and Philosophy, entitled “What Do Philosophers Have Against Dignity?” on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the UCLA School of Law.
Professor Waldron is University Professor at New York University School of Law, and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford. He teaches legal and political philosophy, and he has written and published extensively in jurisprudence and political theory. He has written many significant books and articles on historical political theory, theories of rights, constitutionalism, the rule of law, democracy, judicial review, property, torture, security, homelessness, equality and religion.
The Herbert Morris Lecture in Law and Philosophy is held every other year in honor of Herb Morris
, an emeritus professor with joint appointments at the UCLA Departments of Philosophy and UCLA School of Law, for his contributions to the field of legal philosophy and for his contributions to the campus as a professor, dean, and interim provost. A nationally recognized philosopher of law, Professor Morris has lectured and written widely on moral philosophy. He received his LL.B. from Yale University in 1954 and his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford in 1956.
In 2011, the Herbert Morris Lecture was delivered by Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The inaugural lecture in 2009 was delivered by Ronald Dworkin, Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at New York University.