Dear Friends and Colleagues:

This is a call for abstracts for the 2014 McMaster Legal Philosophy Conference. The conference theme is the Legacy of Ronald Dworkin. We invite abstracts for papers that address any aspect of Dworkin’s work, including but not limited to his work in constitutional jurisprudence, political philosophy, general jurisprudence, and metaethics. To receive full consideration for inclusion, abstracts must be received by October 31, 2013 and should be between 800 and 1000 words. Please submit abstracts via e-mail in Word or PDF format to

We expect that we will be able to inform those who have been accepted by November 30, 2013. All papers accepted to the conference will also be considered for inclusion in a volume of papers on the conference theme. We are presently in discussions with the publisher of the companion volume to our 2011 conference, Oxford University Press, about the publication of the 2014 companion volume.

The conference will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The conference dates are Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, 2014. We will ask all authors accepted to the conference to submit draft papers (approximately 8000 to 12,000 words) by Friday, May 9.

In addition to conference presentations, the conference will feature the following keynote speakers:

  • Richard Arneson
  • David Brink
  • Thomas Christiano
  • David Dyzenhaus
  • Leslie Green
  • Connie Rosati
  • Joseph Raz
  • Larry Sager

We will post further conference details here as they become available.

Wil Waluchow & Stefan Sciaraffa (editors)
McMaster University Department of Philosophy
Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership