Wednesday, May 10, 2017
If you are in or near Chicago, don't miss this event on May 18: Michael Moreland, Adrian Vermeule, and Jeff Pojanowski -- what a line-up! -- will be discussing Richard Helmholz's new book, Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice. More info:
Join us for a reception and panel discussion of the recent book by R. H. Helmholz, Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice (Harvard University Press, 2015). Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Until very recently, lawyers in the Western tradition studied natural law as a part of their training, and the task of the judicial system was to put its tenets into concrete form, building an edifice of positive law on natural law’s foundations. Although much has been written about natural law in theory, surprisingly little has been said about how it has shaped legal practice. Natural Law in Court asks how lawyers and judges made and interpreted natural law arguments in England, Europe, and the United States, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the American Civil War.
5:15PM Registration and Reception