Weekend Exploring Liberty

Weekend Conference at Florida State University

March 28-29, 2014


Undergraduate students and recent graduates are invited to join the Institute for Humane Studies and co-host Florida State University for a weekend-long discussion on the relationships between governments, legal systems, and rights.

  • March 28-29 (Friday afternoon through Saturday evening)
  • Florida State University

Register! Deadline: March 24th (registration is required)

Eligibility: Undergraduates and recent graduates welcome.

Location: Florida State University, DeVoe Moore Center and Bellamy 180


  • David Friedman
  • Charlotte Thomas
  • George Crowley


Friday, March 28

3:00-3:30: Registration

3:30-4:00: Introduction

4:00-5:15: The Economic Role of Government – George Crowley

5:15-6:15: Dinner

6:15-7:30: Should We Abolish Criminal Law? – David Friedman

7:30-9:30: Reception

Saturday, March 29

9:00-10:00: Breakfast (optional)

10:00-11:15: Positive and Negative Rights – Charlotte Thomas

11:15-11:30: Break

11:30-12:45: Public Choice and Government Failure – George Crowley

12:45-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:15: Freedom and The Good Life – Charlotte Thomas

3:15-3:30: Break

3:30-4:45: Legal Systems Very Different from Ours – David Friedman

4:45-5:00: Closing remarks

5:00-8:00: Dinner and reception