Call for Applications: Cornell's Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer Session

By: Bianca Waked, PhD Student, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell, 
October 1, 2019

PLUSS 2020

Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School

Applications are open NOW

To be held on the beautiful campus of Cornell University

June 21st - June 27th, 2020

We are excited to announce Cornell University's Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School. PLUSS 2020 invites members of historically marginalized groups to participate in a week-long summer reading school, which will be divided into two sections: 

(i) Discussion: Informed and sophisticated discussion concerning a number of historic American and Canadian legal decisions (and/or dissenting opinions) and their continued impact and 

(ii) Workshop: The opportunity for participants to improve their writing samples through dynamic group discussion and close reading of one another’s work. 


The program will include topics such as the devaluation of Black bodies in the law, legal regulation of Arab bodies post- 9/11, undocumented migration and border detention centres, the (un)equal standing of women and gender minorities in the law, and the effective erasure of disabled bodies. 


Invited Speakers:

Anita Allen, the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Derrick Darby, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Emad Atiq, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law, Sage School of Philosophy and Cornell Law School.

The Summer School is open to advanced undergraduate students and Masters students. Applications open September 1st, 2019 and close on December 22nd, 2019.

Visit our website for further information and application instructions:

Questions should be directed to

Pluss 2020