A Proposal for Principled Law to Safeguard Our Future


William Cohn presents the thesis that law must be rooted in moral principles and that Kant's categorical imperative is the test we must apply in order to confirm the legitimacy of law.

About the speaker

William A. Cohn, J.D. a member of the California Bar, is a professor of jurisprudence at New York University, and a lecturer on law, ethics and critical thinking at the University of New York in Prague. An attorney and constitutional law scholar, Mr. Cohn has practiced and taught law since 1993, working with clients, judges, international organizations, bar associations and scholars, lecturing and publishing extensively on matters of law and policy. Mr. Cohn's scholarship focuses on law and ethics, and on innovative methods to promote critical thinking skills, media literacy, and the rule of law.