Dalhousie University law prof to give next Nathanson Centre Legal Philosophy seminar

Jennifer Llewellyn

The Nathanson Centre Legal Philosopy Seminar series presents, “A Restorative Approach to Peacebuilding” on Jan. 9, from 2:30 to 4:30pm in Room  4034, Ignat Kaneff Building (Osgoode Hall Law School).

Jennifer Llewellyn, professor of law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, will be speaking at the upcoming seminar.

dalhousie professor
Jennifer Llewellyn

In her remarks, Llewellyn will explore the value and nature of human rights in national and transnational settings and the influence of social diversity and transnationalism on social organizations. There will also be a discussion surrounding the uncertainty of the rule of law in customary and moral norms along with the erosion of state sovereignty and its impact on the general theory of state and law.

Llewellyn’s research is focused in the areas of relational theory, restorative justice, truth commissions and international and domestic human rights law. She has published extensively on the theory and practice of a restorative approach in both transitional contexts and established democracies.

She recently co-directed a project on restorative justice, reconciliation and peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for Peace and co-edited the resulting collection for Oxford Press. In association with her work on peacebuilding, she was invited to present at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw, Poland.

The annual seminar series “Legal Philosophy Between State and Transnationalism” is designed to address emerging issues at the intersection of transnationalism, law and philosophy. The series is jointly organized by Osgoode Hall Law School and the Department of Philosophy under the umbrella of the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. According to the Nathanson Centre, the seminar reflects York University’s broad and growing international strength in political philosophy, socio-legal theory, and transnational studies.

It will be of interest to lawyers to philosophers, sociologists to political scientists working in these areas.