Legal Theory Reading Group (LTRG)
Who we are
The Legal Theory Reading Group is a research cluster based in the Leicester Law School to support and encourage enthusiasm for the diverse variety of legal, political and social theory research conducted in the School. This includes colleagues working in analytic legal and political philosophy, critical legal theory, socio-legal theory, theories of gender, sexuality and law, and theories of specific bodies of law for example constitutional theory, theories of rights, theories of property and theories of criminal law and punishment. The Reading Group provides a forum where staff members and PhD researchers can exchange ideas on a broad range of theoretical topics.
What we do
The Legal Theory Reading Group meet during term time and discuss specific contributions of either a contemporary legal theorist, who is then invited to give a paper on his/her recent research work in an ad-hoc meeting of the Group, or a "classic" legal theorist.
In semester 1 of the academic year 2012/13 the Group will discuss the work of Panu Minkkinen (University of Helsinki), who will be at Leicester to give a paper on Friday 16 November 2012 (5.00pm in Jan Grodecki Room).