The Ethics of Legal Fictions

Ethics at Noon, Ethics & the Arts, Critical Ethics

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legal fictionsLegal 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.

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