An annual Quain Lecture was established in 2012, with the inaugural lecture being given by Professor Philip Pettit of Princeton University. From 2013, the format has changed to a series of three lectures, delivered usually within the space of a week. A special session on each year’s lectures is held under the auspices of the Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy.

The Quain Lectures are published by Oxford University Press, edited by Professor George Letsas and Professor John Tasioulas.

Quain Lectures

2017: Ruth Chang, Rutgers University: title to be announced

2016: Antony Duff, University of Stirling: title to be announced

2015: Cass Sunstein, Harvard University: Free by Default

2014: John Gardner, University of Oxford: From Personal Life to Private Law

2013: Joseph Raz, Kings College London/Columbia University: The Normativity of Law

2012: Philip Pettit, Princeton University: Legitimacy and Justice