Professors Heidi Hurd and Michael Moore recently attended two special events in South America, one of which was organized in honor of her 1999 book Moral Combat (Cambridge University Press). The book was translated into both Portuguese and Spanish, and because many books in legal philosophy are not translated, Hurd's book has had a significant impact on jurisprudence in South America.
The first event was a Twentieth Anniversary Conference, at which scholars came together to present papers about the book and its impact. During the colloquium, Moore presented "The Hohfeldian Theory of Rights," which was co-authored with Hurd. The paper formalizes and extends the arguments against moral combat that Hurd advances in her book.
The second event was a larger conference on The Moral Obligations of Judges, at which Hurd delivered the keynote address titled "In Defense of Judicial Activism."
Congratulations to Professor Hurd!