Founded in Fall 2015, the Colloquium is an initiative of the Faculty of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Studies. It consists of a series of seminars and workshops within the broad ambit of the Colloquium’s mandate. Students registered with the course meet with the Colloquium convenors to discuss a recent paper by a leading scholar. The following week, the students meet with the author, along with other faculty members and invited guests, for a workshop on the paper.
The Colloquium’s aim is to promote closer collaboration between legal, philosophical, and political studies, by bringing together students and faculty from these overlapping disciplines to engage in rigorous intellectual engagement. The Colloquium contributes to the Queen’s Collaborative Program in Political and Legal Thought.
In Fall 2021, the Colloquium convenors are Professor Jean Thomas and Professor Grégoire Webber. The Colloquium is funded by Professor Webber's Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law.
Subject to changes in University public health measure, the Colloquium will be hosted in person for all class meetings and by way of a combination of in-person and remote workshops with our speakers. In advance of each workshop with our speakers, an email will be circulated in the Faculty of Law, Department of Philosophy, and Department of Political Studies.
All members of the Queen's community are welcome to attend the workshops and are invited to communicate with the convenors in order to receive information on how to do so.
My research is about how the law (especially the criminal law) can be more fairly and efficiently administered in response to social and economic inequality. Before joining the law school faculty, I was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. I studied for my J.D. and my Ph.D in Philosophy at Stanford.