Louis E. Wolcher

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Charles I. Stone Professor of Law
Emeritus Professor of Law

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On Speechlessness, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting, Sep. 6, 2013 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

The Impossible Ethics of the Real, 2012 Critical Legal Conference, Sep. 16, 2012 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Keynote, Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, Non-Aligned Movement for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, the Irish Center for Human Rights, and the International Committee of the Red Cross, First International Conference on Human Rights and Cultures: Cultures in Support of Humanity, Nov. 2011 (Tehran, Iran)

The Critical Imperative, University of Idaho, Critical Legal Conference: Momentum: Critical Thought, Critical Action, Oct. 21, 2011 (Moscow, ID)

On Diversity, Aberystwyth University, British Critical Legal Conference, Sep. 2011 (Aberystwyth, Wales)

Intent to Charge for Unsolicited Benefits Conferred in an Emergency: A Case Study in the Meaning of "Unjust" in the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, Washington and Lee University, Frances Lewis Law Center, Restitution Rollout Symposium for the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, Feb. 25, 2011 (Lexington, VA)

Keynote, Asking the Right Question in Business Ethics, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Feb. 19, 2011 (Palm Springs, CA)

The Meaning of Justice in the World Today, Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series, Oct. 10, 2010

The Meaning(s) of Corruption in Business Ethics, University of Cergy-Pontoise, International Business Corruption, Dec. 11, 2009 (Cergy, France)

The Problem of the Subject(s), London School of Economics, Forum in Legal and Political Theory, Oct. 27, 2009 (London, England)

An Inquiry into the Possibility of an Ethical Politics, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, 2009 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in American Studies, Oct. 13, 2009 (Cergy, France)

Reflections on Wittgenstein’s Saying, "What the Eye Doesn’t See the Heart Doesn’t Grieve Over", Leicester University, Department of Law, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Genealogies: Excavating Legal Modernity), Sep. 12, 2009 (Leicester, England)

Reflections on Suffering, University of Ireland, Irish Centre for Human Rights, Eighth Annual Doctoral Seminar, May 7, 2009 (Galway, Ireland)

Keynote, The Meaning of the Commons, Seattle Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and Seattle University School of Law, The Law of the Commons, Mar. 13, 2009 (Seattle, WA)

The Problem of the Subjects, Glasgow University, Department of Law, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Critical Legal Strategies), Sep. 6, 2008 (Glasgow, Scotland)

The Tragedy of Justice, University of Washington School of Law, Inaugural Lecture of the Charles I. Stone Professorship of Law, Oct. 17, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Unreal City, Unreal Law, Birkbeck College, Department of Law, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Walls), Sep. 15, 2007 (London, England)

The Limits of Reason in Legal Interpretation, 23rd World IVR Congress of Law and Social Philosophy, Legal Argumentation and Interpretation, Aug. 4, 2007 (Krakow, Poland)

The Times of Religion and Human Rights, Mofid University and the United Nations Development Programme, Fourth International Conference on Human Rights, May 16, 2007 (Mofid, Iran)

The Times of Religion and Human Rights, University of Washington School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, Feb. 14, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Senseless Kindness: The Politics of Cost Benefit Analysis, University of Washington Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and the Program on Values in Society, 2006 Benefit-Cost Conference: What Can We Do to Improve the Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis?, May 18, 2006 (Seattle, WA)

Moderator, Assumptions of Law and Economics, Seattle University School of Law, Conference on Law and Economics and Social Justice, Jan. 29, 2006

Conservation: From Anthropology to Zoology, University of Washington, Colloquium on Conservation Issues, Nov. 4, 2005

Law's Task, University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Conservation Biology, Nov. 4, 2005 (Seattle, WA)

Speech and Silence, University of Kent, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Resistance), Sep. 4, 2005 (Canterbury, England)

Rules and Statements, Universite du Littoral - Cote d Opale, Clarity and Obscurity in Legal Language, Jul. 7, 2005 (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)

The Bottom Drops Out of Law and Justice, Birkbeck College, Department of Law, Law School Seminar, May 12, 2005 (London, England)

Beyond Transcendence, University of Westminster, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Apertures), Mar. 3, 2005 (London, England)

Debater, The Question of Tort Reform, with Richard A. Epstein, University of Washington Law School and the Federalist Society, Mar. 3, 2005 (Seattle, WA)

Keynote, Heidegger & Marcuse: The Ethical Use of Technology, University of Washington School of Law, Technology, Values, and the Justice System, Jan. 17, 2004 (Seattle, WA)

Nature's Language, Rand Afrikaans University, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Transition and the Transformation: Communities Within and Beyond Law), Sep. 7, 2003 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Question Concerning Law and Technology, University of Lund, Law Faculty, Twenty-First World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Aug. 15, 2003 (Lund, Sweden)

Human Rights and Human Suffering, Mofid University and the United Nations, Second International Conference on Human Rights (The Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights), May 17, 2003 (Qom, Iran)

Keynote, What is the Rule of Law? - Perspectives from Central Europe and the Academy, Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington, 25th Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 4, 2002 (Seattle, WA)

Debater, The Question of the Justice of Reparations to African-Americans for the Enslavement of Their Ancestors, with Michael Medved, University of Washington Law School and the Federalist Society, Oct. 17, 2002 (Seattle, WA)

Keynote, Human Rights in Relation to Human Misery, University of North London, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (The (In)Justice of Law - The Critique of Human Being and the Possibility of Politics), Sep. 7, 2002 (London, England)

Thought's Prison: An Image of Images, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Imaginary Boundaries of Justice, May 8, 2002 (Onati, Spain)

Keynote, The Third Mountain: A Meditation on Chaos and Order, University of Helsinki, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (East of Law), Sep. 17, 2000 (Helsinki, Finland)

Language as Mimesis, Birkbeck College, University of London, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Legal Theory at the Fin de Siecle), Sep. 18, 1999 (London, England)

The Paradox of Remedies, European Court of Human Rights, Mar. 19, 1999 (Strasbourg, France)

Ronald Dworkin's Right Answers Thesis Through the Lens of Wittgenstein, University College Dublin, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (In the Wake of the Law), Sep. 6, 1997 (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Ronald Dworkin's Right Answers Thesis Through the Lens of Wittgenstein, Eighteenth World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Aug. 12, 1997 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

A Meditation on Wittgenstein's Lecture on Ethics, University of East London, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Other Justices; Others' Justice), Sep. 7, 1996 (Essex, Essex)

The Man in a Room: Remarks on Derrida's Force of Law, University of Edinburgh, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Contested Communities: Critical Legal Perspectives), Sep. 9, 1995 (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Critical Legal Doubts, University of Warwick, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (Legal Identities/Global Cultures), Sep. 9, 1994 (Coventry, England)

From Legal Positivism to Critical Legal Studies: One Hundred Years of Interpretation and Critical Theory, University of Washington Continuing Legal Education Program, Law, Literature & Film, Dec. 18, 1993 (Seattle, WA)

Being Mistaken and Mistake: An Existential Analysis of How Law Legitimates Exchange by Passing Over Being, New College, Critical Legal Conference Annual Meeting (The Rule of Law Revised), Sep. 11, 1993 (Oxford, England)

Property as a Fundamental Civil Right, Northwest Legal Foundation, Property Law Symposium, May 29, 1992 (Seattle, WA)

Marriage as a Commodity: "The Enchantress" and Karl Polanyi's Social Theory, Columbia Law School, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Mar. 14, 1990 (Columbia Law School's Center for Law and Economic Studies, NY)

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