A Democratic constitution: The basics

Professor Lesley Green

23 November 2011
5.30pm: Registration
6-7.30pm: Lecture
Sydney Law School Building F10
Eastern Avenue
University of Sydney

Can a legal order be both constitutional and democratic? It can if the constitution fulfils three basic tasks: if it constitutes a democratic people, if it empowers that people, and if it protects popular power. Other much-discussed matters, including the role of judicial review and representative government, are of importance only through their connection to these basics.

Professor Leslie Green
Leslie Green is the Professor of the Philosophy of Law at the University of Oxford and Pauline and Max Gordon Fellow of Balliol College. He also holds a part-time appointment as Professor of Law and Distinguished University Fellow at Queen’s University, Canada. After beginning his teaching career at Lincoln College, Oxford, Professor Green moved to Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He has visited and taught at many other law faculties, including Berkeley, Columbia, NYU, Chicago and, for some years, at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes and teaches in the areas of jurisprudence, moral and political philosophy and constitutional theory. He serves on the board of many law journals and is co-editor of Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law.

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INFORMATION for lawyers and barristers:
Attendance at the lecture is equal to 1.5 MCLE/CPD units
This event is generously sponsored by the Educational Heritage Foundation


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