Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory – Fall 2022

Law 210.2 – Fall Semester 2022

All sessions for Fall 2022 will be held in person in room 141 Law Building. (unless otherwise noted*), Fridays from 12:15 pm-2:00 pm. Papers for upcoming talks are available to download in the table below.  Alternatively, copies of papers may be requested by contacting Rawan Mohsen at

The full Fall 2022 workshop schedule is available for download here.

Course Description:

This course is a workshop for discussing work-in-progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The central aim is to enable students to engage directly with legal scholars, philosophers, and political theorists working on important normative questions. Another aim is to bring together scholars from different disciplines and perspectives, such as economics, history, sociology, and political science, who have normative interests.

The theme for the Fall 2022 workshop is “Structural Injustice”.

This semester the workshop is co-taught by Johann Frick and Veronique Munoz-Darde.

The format of the course is as follows: for the sessions with guest presenters, a designated student commentator will lead off with a 15-minute comment on the paper. The presenter will have 5-10 minutes to respond and then we will open up the discussion to the group. The first part of the course will be open to non-enrolled students, faculty, and visitors who wish to participate in the workshop discussion. We’ll stop for a break at 2:00 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest until 3:00.

This is a cross-listed/room-shared course with the Philosophy and Political Science Departments. Students may enroll through Law (Law 210.2A), Philosophy (Philosophy 290-07), or Political Science (PS 211). The first class will be on Friday, August 26th – 12PM-3PM, and the final class meeting is December 2nd.   

Zoom is available for those that cannot attend in Person.

Zoom link to join:

Aug. 26


(Enrolled Students Only)

Professor Veronique Munoz-Darde

Professor Johann Frick

Sep. 2 Sally Haslanger, Philosophy, MIT

Systemic and Structural Injustice: Is There a Difference?

Sep. 9 Kate Manne, Philosophy, Cornell University

Unshrinking: Reclaiming Space in a Fatphobic World

Sep. 16 Alex Voorhoeve, Philosophy, London School of Economics

What Makes Personal Data Processing by Social Networking Services Permissible?

Sep. 23 Renée Jorgensen, Philosophy, University of Michigan LSA

A Social Approach to Navigating Consent

Sep. 30 Juliana Bidadanure, Philosophy & Political Science, Stanford University

Understanding Demonization

Oct. 7 Lucas Stanczyk, Philosophy, Harvard University

The Idea of a Liberal Capitalism

Oct. 14 Sir Michael Marmot, Epidemiology, University College London

Health Equity in the UK

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Oct. 21 Wendy Salkin, Philosophy, Stanford University

Not Just Speaking for Ourselves

Oct. 28 David Estlund, Philosophy, Brown University

What’s Unjust about Structural Injustice?

Nov. 4  Khiara Bridges, Law, Berkeley Law 

Artificial Equality: Race, Prenatal Care, and AI

Nov. 18 Rowan Mellor, Philosophy, University of Toronto

Joint Ought

Dec. 2 Shterna Friedman, Political Theory, UC Berkeley

Kant, Hegel, and the Rise of Systemic Social Theory