Requiem for a Hedgehog

The Life and Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

Date: 
Wed, 03/13/2013
Location: 
4:30 PM, Bowl 16, Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
Panel Discussion
Audience: 
Public

American philosopher and scholar of constitutional law Ronald Dworkin, who passed away on February 14, 2013, will be remembered at a roundtable discussion at Princeton University by scholars who worked or studied with him. The panel discussion, "Requiem for a Hedgehog: The Life and Legacy of Ronald Dworkin," will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at the Woodrow Wilson School.

The remembrance will feature Christopher Eisgruber , Elizabeth Harman, and Stephen Macedo from Princeton University , as well as Lawrence Sager , University of Texas School of Law; and Jeremy Waldron , New York University School of Law and Oxford All Souls College.

"Ronald Dworkin was America's greatest legal philosopher, an important public intellectual, and an unsurpassed classroom performer," said Eisgruber, who is the Provost at Princeton University and the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values. "He was also a treasured colleague to the members of this panel, who will offer their personal impressions of the legacy left behind by this unique and memorable scholar."  

According to a survey in The Journal of Legal Studies, Dworkin was the second most-cited American legal scholar of the twentieth century. He was a mainstay of The New York Review of Books, to which he contributed articles for decades, and, according to Judge Guido Calabresi, was "the primary legal philosopher of his generation."