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CLTDGThe CLTDG is an informal forum for discussing new and original research in legal, moral and political philosophy.

The meetings of the CLTDG will take place in an online format this year. Meetings will usually be on Wednesdays, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, fortnightly. Meetings are open to any member of the University, including visiting scholars. Academics and postgraduates from other countries and institutions are also welcome to attend. To get links and papers for meetings, please subscribe to our mailing list.

The CLTDG follows a pre-read format. The relevant papers together with the Zoom links will be circulated separately via email in advance.

Below are the meetings for the 2021 Michaelmas Term:

3 November, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Online

Helen Zhao (Cambridge): "Supererogatory Mercy and the Criminal Law"

17 November, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Online

Luca Passi (Cambridge): "On Promising: Three Kinds of Assurance"

1 December, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Online

Dilara Boğa, (Central European University): "Artificial Moral Responsibility: Why Robots Need Social Motivation"

For any enquiries, you can send an email to

Call for Submissions

The CLTDG currently accepts submissions for presentations for the upcoming Lent (2022) and Easter (2022) terms. The subject area encompasses legal, moral and political philosophy. We accept applications from graduate students and junior academics in any area of law and philosophy as well as researchers from different countries.

The deadlines for application are as follows: 03 January 2022 for the coming Lent term, and 11 April 2022 for the coming Easter Term.

If you would like to present a paper, please send an abstract no longer than 250 words (together with any draft of the paper, if available) to

The format of the discussions is as follows:

  1. A short introduction by the author (10-15mins)
  2. Comments on the author’s paper by one of the CLTDG convenors (15-20mins)
  3. Open floor discussion with Q&A (60-90minutes)

Authors of the selected abstracts will be contacted via email to arrange for preferred presentation times.

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Convenors for 2021-2022

Çağrı Gürkanlı, Daniela Dias, Duncan Wallace, Dan Ward and Brigitte Leal