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The Ethics of Legal Fictions

The Ethics of Legal Fictions
15 Devonshire Place, Larkin Building, Room 200
Time: Mar 15th, 12:00 pm End: Mar 15th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Law, Faculty of , Ethics, Critical Theory, 2000-
Talk by Simon Stern

The Centre for Ethics presents

The Ethics of Legal Fictions

Legal fictions, like “corporate personhood” or “constructive possession,” are often seen as ethically suspect because of the way they distort the reality that law operates on.

  • Do legal fictions differ from other legal devices such as presumptions, hypotheses, and “deeming” provisions?
  • Or do they merely illustrate a pattern that is typical of legal thinking more generally?
  • What’s a legal fiction anyway?

Presenter:
Simon Stern, Associate Professor of Law and English & Co-Director, Centre for Innovation Law & Policy, University of Toronto

Free and open to the public.
Eventbrite - The Ethics of Legal Fictions

Wed, Mar 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Room 200, Larkin Building
15 Devonshire Place

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