Downtown Lunch with Professor Jeffrey Lenowitz


Friday, March 24, 12-1:30 p.m. 
Hosted by Jeffrey Jonas '85, P'15, Brown Rudnick LLP, One Financial Center, Boston 

Do We Have a Moral Duty to Obey the Law? 

Professor Lenowitz will examine whether, when confronted with a law that we do not agree with, there is any reason to obey it beyond consequential ones, i.e. beyond the fact that the government might hurt us if we disobey. He will examine attempts to answer this question, using ideas from Socrates to Locke to contemporary thinkers, and ultimately conclude that, perhaps, counterintuitively, the answer may be no. We will then discuss whether this reasoning is persuasive and what its implications might be.

Jeffrey Lenowitz is assistant professor of politics.

Event chairs: Barbara Cantor Sherman '54, P'83 and Jeffrey Jonas '85, P'15

We invite you to bring your lunch or pre-pay for a bag lunch ($15). Our hosts will provide beverages. Lunch orders must be received by Friday, March 17. 

Admission is complimentary. 
Building security requires pre-registration and photo ID.

Online registration has closed for this event. For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 781-736-4041.

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