Legal 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?
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