Date Chartered: 1/1/1973

Purpose

The Section on Jurisprudence promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members and makes recommendations on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to jurisprudence and legal philosophy.

Leadership   Listserv & Member-Only Content

Annual Meeting Programs

2019

Main Program
Defamation and Privacy (Co-sponsored by Jurisprudence)
Luncheon
Panel 1: Specific Jurisprudence

 


Awards

The Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy: Given annually to a scholar who has made significant and lasting contributions to the philosophical understanding of law.

Year Award Name Recipient Law School
2019 Hart-Dworkin Award for Jurisprudence Andrew Koppelman Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

 


Mentorship Program

The Jurisprudence Section runs a mentorship program pairing pre-tenure track mentees with established law-and-philosophy scholars. Mentors serve as a source of advice for mentees on issues ranging from scholarship to job market strategy. Each mentor will have complete discretion to structure the mentoring relationship. One possible template is that mentors check in with metees periodically, provide feedback on one to two draft papers a year, and consult with mentees toward the end of the summer about resume writing, interview skills, and job-talk prep.

Please encourage any potential mentees who might benefit from this program to contact the current Jurisprudence Section Chair (Mihailis E. Diamantis: mihailisdiamantis@uiowa.edu). Mentees should anticipate applying for tenure-track positions in 2019 or 2020.

To volunteer as a mentor, please contact the current Jurisprudence Section Chair (Mihailis E. Diamantis: mihailis-diamantis@uiowa.edu) with your availability (e.g. immediate, next year) and subject matter preferences (e.g. none!, only tort theory, anything but crim, etc.)

 


Monthly Newsletter

Jurisprudence June/July 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
Jurisprudence May 2019 Newsletter (Word)
Jurisprudence April 2019 Newsletter (Word)