The Rule of Law
Come join us at this week’s Philosophy Club meeting Thursday, January 31st from 12:15 to 1:45 in 421 Auerbach Hall as Bradford Buck discusses with us the Rule of Law.
Club Note: It may sound like a matter-of-fact phrase, but the concept of the Rule of Law is steeped in philosophical import. The World Justice Project defines it as comprised of four principles: accountability of all agents, public and private, just laws, open government, and accessible and accessible and impartial dispute resolution. Other key terms associated with the concept are separation of powers, equitable participation in decision-making, and the avoidance of arbitrariness.
Bradford Buck is currently Clinical Instructor in the Barney School’s Department of Accounting and Taxation. His degrees include a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He began his career as an associate attorney in several law firms, was in-house counsel at a credit company and in-house counsel at an insurance company in Hartford, CT. Additionally, he served for several years on the Marlborough Board of Education and Zoning Commission and served as an attorney fact-finder and arbitrator for the Connecticut Superior Court. Admitted to practice before all Connecticut courts and the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, Buck was recognized in Hartford Magazine in 2011 as one of Connecticut’s Top Attorneys, and is an AV rated attorney by Martindale. His research interests include new types of contracts like E-contracts and smart contracts; regulation of new financial instruments; and the anti-money laundering Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The University of Hartford Philosophy Club has an informal, jovial atmosphere. It is a place where students, professors, and people from the community at large meet as peers. Sometimes presentations are given, followed by discussion. Other times, topics are hashed out by the whole group.
Presenters may be students, professors, or people from the community. Anyone can offer to present a topic. The mode of presentation may be as formal or informal as the presenter chooses.
Food and drink are served. Come and go as you wish. Bring friends. Suggest topics and activities. Take over the club! It belongs to you!