Lucas Miotto Lopes

'Covenants and Swords: Coercion in Law'

MPhil by Research (Puc-Rio - Brazil) LLB in Law (UFOP - Brazil)

Biography

Education: 2014-present: PhD in Law at University of Edinburgh. 2012-2014: MPhil by Research in Theory of the State and Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . 2007-2011: LLB in Law, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil. 

Other Experiences: 

Spring - 2013, Visiting Scholar at Brown University - Philosophy Department. Autumn 2010, Bilateral Student at University of Oslo - Law School.  

Scholarships and Awards: 

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil) Scholarship for full PhD abroad, 2014-2018.  National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil) Scholarship for full MPhil by research, 2012-2014. Brown in Brazil Scholarship for Spring Term Visiting Scholar, 2013. 

Award for the 2nd place in the "1st Contest for Academic Papers in Law" organised by the Federal University of Ouro Preto, 2010. 

Publications:

Papers:

'Law and Coercion - Introduction'. Jurisprudence, v.7 (3), 523-524, 2016. 

'I don´t want to know: a defense of the right not to know as independent of the right to privacy' (In Portuguese). Direito Estado e Sociedade, v.45, 82-97, 2015.

'Causal Judgments Without Norms' (In Portuguese). Theoria - Revista Eletrônica de Filosofia, v. VI, 140-152, 2014.

'What's wrong with Pornography?' (In Portuguese). Fundamento: revista de Filosofia, v. 1, 109-123, 2013.

'On Russell's Infinite Regress against Resemblance Nominalism' (In Portuguese). Criticanarede, v. Maio, 1-14, 2012.    

'The Price of Cultural Heritage: an analysis of the clash between cultural and economic values' (In Portuguese). Anais do Congresso Luso-Brasileiro de Direito do Patrimônio Cultural, 2011.

'Credit and Confidence: the influence of social norms in credit transactions' (In Portuguese, Co-authored with Edgar Flores Filho). Annual Papers of the Latin American and Caribbean Law Economics Association, 2009.  

Book Reviews:

'Evaluating the Force of Law's Force'. Review of Frederick Schauer's 'The Force of Law'. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, v. 40. 2016.   

Review of Brian Leiter's 'Objectivity of Laws and Morals' (In Portuguese). Criticanarede, 2012.

Review of Mark Murphy's 'Philosophy of Law: the fundamentals' (In Portuguese). Criticanarede, 2010.

Review of Amartya Sen's 'On Ethics and Economics' (In Portuguese). Criticanarede, 2009. 

Translations: 

Portuguese Translation of  Brian Bix's 'On the Dividing Line Between Natural Law Theory and Legal Positivism'. Theoria - Revista Eletrônica de Filosofia, v. V, 13, 161-174, 2013. 

Portuguese Translation of Andrei Marmor's 'The Nature of Law' (SEP entry). Direito, Estado e Sociedade, v. 42, 6-23, 2013. 

Portuguese Translation of Wesley Cragg's 'Punishment' (Entry of Philosophy of Law an Encyclopedia). Criticanarede, 2010.  

Recent Presentations:

'What is Coercion Like?'. Work in Progress Session. Edinburgh, 21/06/2017.  

‘What Makes Law Coercive When it is Coercive?’. Harvard-Edinburgh Legal Theory Colloquium. University of Edinburgh. 24-25/02/2017

Covenants and Swords: An account of Coercion in Law’. 3rd Year Presentation Series. Edinburgh. 10/3/2017.

‘Threats and the Law’. Oxford-Edinburgh Legal Theory Colloquium. University of Oxford, All Souls College. 23/10/2016 

A Note on Sanctioning’. 2016 Legal Theory Festival – Workshop: The Nature of Legal Sanctions. University of Edinburgh, 1/6/2016.

‘On the Society of Angels Thought Experiment’. Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group Seminar Series. University of Oxford, 26/5/2016. 

‘The Coerciveness of Legal Systems’. 6th MetaLawEcon Workshop - Law and Coercion: The Role of Public and Private Enforcement in Law.Universiteit van Amsterdam, 10-11/12/2015.  

‘A Coercitividade do Direito: Direito como Comandos’. Seminar given at the University of São Paulo School of Law (Campus Ribeirão Preto)  25/8/15. 

A Coercitividade do Direito: Teorias da Coerção’. Seminar given at the University of São Paulo School of Law (Campus Ribeirão Preto).  24/8/15. 

On The Society of Angels Thought Experiment. Edinburgh Legal Theory Work in Progress Session. Edinburgh: UK, 2015.

On The Society of Angels Thought Experiment. Fourth Edinburgh Ethics Fest. Edinburgh: UK, 2015.

Two Dogmas of Naturalism in Legal Philosophy. Edinburgh Legal Theory Work in Progress Session. Edinburgh: UK, 2014. 

Is Coerciveness an Essential Property of Law? IVR, SWS Concepts and Conceptions of Law. Belo Horizonte: Brazil, 2013. 

Two Misleading Intuitions about the Coerciveness of Law (presented in Portuguese). VI ENPF UFOP. Ouro Preto: Brazil, 2013. 

I Don´t Want to Know: a defense of the right not to know as independent of the right to privacy (presented in Portuguese). Puc-Rio Postgrad Seminar. Rio de Janeiro: Brazil, 2013. 

Presentations Given as Discussant:

‘Comments on Paolo Sandro’s “Ignorance of Law Cannot Excuse: on the Externality of Law and the Ascription of Legal Responsibility”’. 2015-16 Edinburgh Legal Theory Seminar Series, 17/9/2015.

Comments on Matthew Grellette’s “Law as Government by Warrant”. 2015-16 Edinburgh Legal Theory Seminar Series, 5/11/2015.

Comments on Verena Risse’s “Rightful Coercion: Grounding the Legitimate Exercise of Coercion in Individual Rights”. 6th MetaLawEcon Workshop - Law and Coercion: The Role of Public and Private Enforcement in Law. Universiteit van Amsterdam, 10/12/2015.

Comments on Jesus Niebla Zatarin’s “Copyrights and Robotics: An Artificial intelligence Approach towards Achieving Security through Electronic Devices”. University of Edinburgh, 3rd Year Seminar Series, 29/1/2016.

Comments on Mikolaj Barczentewicz’s “Metaphysics of the Rule of Recognition and the Illuminati Problem”.  Edinburgh-Oxford Legal Theory Colloquium. University of Edinburgh. 27/6/2016

Comments on David Plunkett ‘Robust Normativity, Morality, and Legal Positivism. Law and Metaphysics Workshop, University of Edinburgh 1/6/2017. 

Other Relevant Information:

CV in Portuguese 

Academia.edu webpage