In this talk, Webber argues for the customary nature of law – all law – building on the pragmatist conception of law developed by Lon Fuller and Gerald Postema. The talk substantially modifies their approach, however, arguing that facilitation and efficiency are less responsible for the content of law and that the various conceptual languages of the law play a much greater role. In doing so, Webber offers an understanding of how law is related to its various societies, with an argument that has important implications for the value of comparative law and indeed for normative comparison/dialogue/judgment across cultures. Although this understanding is not limited to customary law in the narrow sense, it does draw upon comparisons across indigenous and non-indigenous orders to make its arguments.
- Professor Airini gives the fifth talk in a special Green College lecture series on Ideas of the University in the Early 21st Century.
- February 03, 2015Don Hannah's one-woman show was performed at Green College in 2011 and received the Carol Bolt Award from the Playwrights Guild of Canada. The show begins a limited run next month in Halifax.
- January 29, 2015Applications are currently being accepted for one influential scholar, activist, artist, leader or practitioner for a 4-month residence