Oxford Law Dean Delivers Natural Law Lecture

Author: Susan Good

Timothy Endicott

Timothy Endicott, dean of the law faculty and professor of legal philosophy at the University of Oxford, will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2009 Natural Law Institute at Notre Dame Law School (NDLS). Endicott’s talk is titled, “Habeas Corpus and Guantanamo Bay: A View from Abroad.” The lecture is sponsored by the American Journal of Jurisprudence at NDLS, and takes place Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in room 3130 of the Eck Hall of Law.

A Canadian who graduated from Harvard College with the AB in Classics and English, summa cum laude, Professor Endicott went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed the MPhil in Comparative Philology. After studying law at the University of Toronto, he practiced litigation at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto for three years before returning to Oxford for the DPhil in Legal Philosophy. Professor Endicott has been teaching at Oxford since 1994, and became dean of its law faculty in October 2007.

The Natural Law Institute of Notre Dame Law School was established in 1947. In 1956, the Institute founded the Natural Law Forum, the only journal of its kind in the English language. The name of the journal was changed in 1970 to the American Journal of Jurisprudence.

The journal publishes articles and review essays critically examining the moral foundations of law and legal systems and exploring current and historical issues in ethics, jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.