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In this symposium, Dyzenhaus will present two papers: “Dworkin on Unjust Law” and “Dreaming the Rule of Law.”

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Date 9 January 2015
Time 14:00 - 17:15
Location Oudemanhuispoort
Room Venue: Oudemanhuispoort, room C1.17



“Dworkin on Unjust Law.”

Comments: Prof. Thomas Mertens (Radboud University Nijmegen)



Coffee Break


“Dreaming the Rule of Law”

Comments: Dr. Bas Schotel (Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence, University of Amsterdam)


Drinks, Perron17


David Dyzenhaus is a professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  He has taught in South Africa, England, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary, and the USA. He is currently the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science in Cambridge. Professor Dyzenhaus is the author of Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems: South African Law in the Perspective of Legal Philosophy (now in its second edition), Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, and Hermann Heller in Weimar, and Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order. He has edited and co-edited several collections of essays. In 2004 he gave the JC Smuts Memorial Lectures to the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University. These were published by Cambridge University Press in 2006 as The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency.

Download paper “Dreaming the Rule of Law” Download paper “Dworkin on Unjust Law”

Room Venue: Oudemanhuispoort, room C1.17

Oudemanhuispoort 4-6
1012 CN Amsterdam

Research colloquium, organised by the Paul Scholten Centre. This colloquium is open to all, but please register via Alexandra Welling (