Beyond the State

Governance, Legality, and Political Morality

Beginning Friday, September 29th until Sunday, October 1st, the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership will host its 2017 Philosophy of Law Conference, "Governance, Legality, and Political Morality Beyond the State" at the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington, Ontario. The conference aims to clarify and address a number of tightly interconnected philosophical questions regarding institutional policies implemented to address global and transnational crises, including but not limited to transnational public health issues, climate change, human rights, responses to humanitarian crises, migration across state boundaries, and the adjudication and punishment of war crimes and crimes against humanity. 


While attendance is free, we require all interested parties register beforehand.

Please send an email to with the subject heading "BYS Registration" and include your name as well as your academic affiliation.  

N.B. While attendance is free, conference attendees will be responsible for overseeing their own meals. A list of nearby restaurants is available on our "Restaurants" page.