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Maggie O'Brien

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Lecturer in Legal Theory

Office hours:

Tuesday 14:30-15:30 or by appointment

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2337

Email: margaret.obrien@ed.ac.uk

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Research Interests

My research focuses on the nature and conditions of authoritative pronouncements, whether in the context of a judicial voice in a court decision, as in my doctoral work, or now, in more general questions of public standing to speak. My research is interdisciplinary crossing legal theory, moral philosophy, gender studies, and political theory. An underlying theme of my work is a fundamentally moral concern - how we can live well together.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in legal and political philosophy. I often teach on Jurisprudence and Critical Legal Thinking. As well, I teach an honours course Law, Democracy, and Citizenship.