Reader in Jurisprudence
(Currently on sabbatical 2016/2017)


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Courses Taught

Critical Legal Thinking (Ordinary) (Course Organiser)

Reasoning with Precedent (LLM) (Course Organiser)

The Practice of Legal Argument (Honours) (Course Organiser)

PhD Supervisees

Martin Kelly  'Re-gilding the 'Golden' Rule of Legal Construction'

Lucas Miotto Lopes  'Coercion and the Nature of Law'

Books

Luis Duarte d'Almeida Allowing for Exceptions: A Theory of Defences and Defeasibility in Law (Oxford University Press, 2015)
Abstract: You find yourself in a court of law, accused of having hit someone. What can you do to avoid conviction? You could simply deny the accusation: "No, I didn't do it". But suppose you did do it. You may then give a different answer. "Yes, I hit him", you grant, "but it was self-defence"; or "Yes, but I was acting under duress". To answer in this way - to offer a "Yes, but. . ." reply - is to hold that your particular wrong was committed in exceptional circumstances. Perhaps it is true that, as a rule, wrongdoers ought to be convicted. But in your case the court should set the rule aside. You should be acquitted. Within limits, the law allows for exceptions. Or so we tend to think. In fact, the line between rules and exceptions is harder to draw than it seems. How are we to determine what counts as an exception and what as part of the relevant rule? The distinction has important practical implications. But legal theorists have found the notion of an exception surprisingly difficult to explain. This is the longstanding jurisprudential problem that this book seeks to solve. The book is divided into three parts. Part I (Defeasibility in Question) introduces the topic and articulates the core puzzle of defeasibility in law. Part II (Defeasibility in Theory) develops a comprehensive proof-based account of legal exceptions. Part III (Defeasibility in Action) looks more closely into the workings of exceptions in accusatory contexts, including the criminal trial. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/academic/series/philosophy/olph/9780199685783.do

Luis Duarte d'Almeida, Isabel Moreira, CP Corte-Real O Casamento Entre Pessoas do Mesmo Sexo [Same-Sex Marriage: orig. in Portuguese] (Almedina, 2008)

Edited Books

Luis Duarte d'Almeida, James Edwards, Andrea Dolcetti Reading HLA Hart's 'The Concept of Law' (Hart Publishing, 2013)
Abstract: More than 50 years after it was first published, "The Concept of Law" remains the most important work of legal philosophy in the English-speaking world. In this volume, written for both students and specialists, 13 leading scholars look afresh at Hart's great book. Unique in format, the volume proceeds sequentially through all the main ideas in The Concept of Law: each contributor addresses a single chapter of Hart's book, critically discussing its arguments in light of subsequent developments in the field. Four concluding essays assess the continued relevance for jurisprudence of the "persistent questions" identified by Hart at the beginning of "The Concept of Law". The collection also includes Hart's "Answers to Eight Questions", written in 1988 and never before published in English. Contributors include Timothy Endicott, Richard HS Tur, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, John Gardner, Grant Lamond, Nicos Stavropoulos, Leslie Green, John Tasioulas, Jeremy Waldron, John Finnis, Frederick Schauer, Pierluigi Chiassoni and Nicola Lacey.

Luis Duarte d'Almeida, John Gardner, Leslie Green Kelsen Revisited: New Essays on the Pure Theory of Law (Hart Publishing, 2013)
Abstract: Forty years after his death, Hans Kelsen (1881-1973) remains one of the most discussed and influential legal philosophers of our time. This collection of new essays takes Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law as a stimulus, aiming to move forward the debate on several central issues in contemporary jurisprudence. The essays in Part I address legal validity, the normativity of law, and Kelsen's famous but puzzling idea of a legal system's 'basic norm'. Part II engages with the difficult issues raised by the social realities of law and the actual practices of legal officials. Part III focuses on conceptual features of legal systems and the logical structure of legal norms. All the essays were written for this volume by internationally renowned scholars from seven countries. Also included, in English translation, is an important polemical essay by Kelsen himself.

Luis Duarte d'Almeida, AS Dias, JL Alves, J Raposo, PS Mendes Liber Amicorum de José de Sousa e Brito (Almedina, 2009)

Journal Articles

Luis Duarte d'Almeida, James Edwards 'Some Claims about Law's Claims' (2014) Law and Philosophy 33 725-746

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Substantive Norms and Substantive Questions' (2014) Analisi e Diritto 11-27

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Exceptions and Supersession' (2014) Ragion Pratica 42 187-203

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'A Proof-Based Account of Legal Exceptions' (2013) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33 133-168

Luis Duarte d'Almeida ''O Call me Not to Justify the Wrong': Criminal Answerability and the Offence/Defence Distinction'' (2012) Criminal Law and Philosophy 6 227-245

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Positive Law and the 'Cognitivity Thesis'' (2011) German Law Journal 12 2 811-826

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Statements and Normative Language' (2011) Law and Philosophy 30167-199

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Deberes Jurídicos, Teoria del Derecho y Dogmática Penal [Legal Duties, Legal Theory, and Criminal Law Doctrine; orig. in Spanish]' (2010) Discusiones IX 85-110

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Norme Giuridiche Complete [Complete Legal Norms; orig. in Italian]' (2009) Analisi e Diritto 197-212

Chapters

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Defining "Defences"' in Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp and Frederick Wilmot-Smith (eds) Defences in Tort (Hart Publishing, 2015) 35-52

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Sex' in Leslie Green and Brian Leiter (eds) Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law, vol. 2 (Oxford University Press, 2013) 277

Luis Duarte d'Almeida, J Edwards, A Dolcetti 'Hart's Readers' in Luis Duarte d'Almeida, James Edwards, Andrea Dolcetti (eds) Reading HLA Hart's 'The Concept of Law' (Hart Publishing, 2013)

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'In Canonical Form: Kelsen's Doctrine of the 'Complete' Legal Norm' in Luis Duarte d'Almeida, John Gardner, Leslie Green (eds) Kelsen Revisited: New Essays on the Pure Theory of Law (Hart Publishing, 2013)

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Separation, But not of Rules' in Paul H Robinson, Stephen Garvey and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (eds) Criminal Law Conversations (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Notes and Reviews

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'The Problem of Defeasibility and the Problems of 'Defeasibility'' (2014) Jurisprudence 5 401-408

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Vsebina in postopek v kazenskem pravu [Substance and Procedure in Criminal Law; orig in English, transl into Slovenian]' (2009) Revus. European Constitutionality Review 9 147-156

Papers and Presentations

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Exceptions and Supersession' presented at Norm and Value, University of Lisbon, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Same-Sex Marriage and the Function of Marriage Law' presented at Centre for Law and Society, University of Edinburgh, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Marriage Equality and Marriage Reform' presented at VII Nomos Meeting in Applied Philosophy, University of Barcelona, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Is That It? On a Recent Attempt at Solving the Defeasibility Dilemma' presented at QAJF2012, Third International Conference on Quantitative Justice and Fairness, University of Lisbon, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'A Proof-Based Account of Legal Defeaters' presented at Permanent Seminar for Logic and Legal Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Rules and "Implicit" Exceptions'' presented at XIV International Legal Theory Seminar, University of Bahía Blanca, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Do We Need Substantive Law?' presented at Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, University of Oxford, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Rules and 'Implicit' Exceptions' presented at Seminar in Legal Theory, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Do We Need Substantive Law?' presented at Legal Theory Seminar Series, University of Milan (Bocconi), 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Proof and Legal Substance: The Standard Model and How to Assess It' presented at Legal Theory Seminars, University of Girona, 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Rules and 'Implicit' Exceptions' presented at Legal Theory Workshop, University of Milan (Statale), 2012

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Criminal Answerability and the Offence/Defence Distinction' presented at VI Latin Meeting for Analytic Philosophy, University of Lisbon, 2011

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'A Proof-Based Account of Legal Defeaters' presented at IVR Workshop on Legal Normativity and the Philosophy of Practical Reason, University of Frankfurt, 2011

Luis Duarte d'Almeida ''Implicit' Exceptions and Ceteris Ignotis Judgments' presented at Legal Theory Seminars, University of Girona, 2011

Luis Duarte d'Almeida ''Unless'' presented at 2011 McMaster University Philosophy of Law Conference, McMaster University, Canada, 2011

Luis Duarte d'Almeida ''Unless'' presented at XVI Seminari Hispano-Italià-Francès de Teoria del Dret, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2010

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'In Canonical Form' presented at Legal Science and Legal Theory Conference, University of Oxford, 2010

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Exceptions' presented at LanCog Annual Meeting, University of Lisbon, 2010

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Sex' presented at Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2010

Luis Duarte d'Almeida ''Unless'' presented at Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, University of Oxford, 2010

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Statements and Normative Language' presented at II Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy Congress, University of Coimbra, 2010

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Some False Problems in the Analysis of Legal Statements' presented at I Oxford Girona Workshop on Legal Philosophy, University of Girona, 2009

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Sex' presented at III Nomos Meeting in Applied Philosophy, University of Barcelona, 2009

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Reductionism and the 'Command Model' of Law' presented at XIV Colóquio Ibero-Americano de Filosofia, University of Lisbon, 2009

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Reductionism and the 'Command Model' of Law' presented at XXIV World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, University of Beijing, 2009

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Sex' presented at Permanent Seminar for Logic and Legal Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires, 2009

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Reductionism and the 'Command Model' of Law' presented at X International Legal Theory Seminar, University of Bahía Blanca, 2009

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Legal Sex' presented at Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, University of Oxford, 2009

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Complete Legal Norms' presented at VI European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Krakow Jagiellonian University, 2008

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Kelsen's Delict: A Reconstruction' presented at Seminario del Dipartamento di Cultura Giuridica 'Giovanni Tarello', University of Genoa, 2008

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Against 'Prohibitions'' presented at XXIII World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Special Workshop on Foundational Issues on the Philosophy of Criminal Law, Krakow Jagiellonian University, 2007

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Kelsen's 'Unrecht'' presented at XXIII World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Working Group on The Concept of Law and Legal System, Krakow Jagiellonian University, 2007

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Kelsen y el Concepto de Delito: Una Reconstrucción' presented at Permanent Seminar for Logic and Legal Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires, 2007

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Against 'Prohibitions'' presented at IV Latin Meeting in Analytic Philosophy, University of Genoa, 2007

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Against 'Prohibitions'' presented at Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, University of Oxford, 2007

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Musical Interpretation and the 'Ontology' of Musical Works: A Commentary' presented at First Workshop in Analytic Philosophy, Portuguese Philosophical Society, 2006

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Crime and 'Prohibition': Some Critical Remarks' presented at Permanent Seminar for Logic and Legal Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires, 2006

Luis Duarte d'Almeida 'Supererogation' presented at Permanent Seminar for Law and Philosophy, Portuguese Philosophical Society, 2006