The UCLA Law and Philosophy Program is pleased to announce that Professor Jeremy Waldron will deliver 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. The lecture is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Room 1357. It will be followed by a reception from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
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.