11. Mai 2023, von Internetredaktion
From Wednesday, June 14 until Thursday, June 22 2023 Prof. Dr. Scott Brewer (Harvard Law School) will teach a workshop on 'The Jurisprudence of Excellence' at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Law.
The course is addressed to doctoral students of the University of Hamburg Faculty of Law. To register for the course please write an e-mail to chaofeng.chen"AT"uni-hamburg.de.
Course description: The inquiry of this course lies at the intersection of the concepts of excellence and contest. Who deserves what, on the basis of what kinds of competitive measures (including for example formal competitions in sports, in litigation, in elections, in academic tests), is one of the most important and contentious issues in contemporary law, politics, and culture. Ancient philosophers from many cultures have offered sustained inquiries into concepts of human excellence and the kinds of contests that ought to be used to measure it. Since that time, ideas about competition, merit, and appropriate reward have been vitally important to political, moral, aesthetic, and legal philosophy. In this workshop we carefully consider theories of excellence, merit, and just reward, and the legal regulation of contests in various competitive settings. Such settings include competitions for admission to colleges and professional schools, competitions for rankings (grades) within such schools, competitions for promotion in jobs, competitions in elections and litigation, and competitions among professional and amateur athletes. Readings will be of two basic types. (i) Works in legal theory and philosophy. (ii) Legal materials (administrative regulations, cases, statutes) that regulate the kinds of competitions described above.
For more information, cf. the course entry in Stine