Fleming on the Life and Work of Ronald Dworkin

Over at Balkanization, Professor James Fleming has a touching eulogy honoring Ronald Dworkin, see here.  Professor Fleming is The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law.  It’s a fitting tribute, all the more so given that Fleming has enriched Dworkin’s life-long project of taking rights seriously and, like Dworkin, has been a extraordinary guide in helping us understand the moral complexities of pressing constitutional issues.  New week, we shall be talking about Fleming and Linda McClain’s new book, Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues, which develops a civic liberalism that takes responsibilities and civic virtues – as well as rights – seriously.

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  1. Scott Slick says:

    What a privilege it must have been to have know Sir Ronald.

    What a privilege it has been for us all to live in the same Age as Mr. Dworkin and another great mind such as Richard Posner.

    While many a page is wasted arguing how useless academic commentary has become, I believe that law schools, lawyers, scholars, and even lay publications will be citing to and discussing Dworkin and Posner for hundreds of years to come.