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JURIS DIVERSITAS: Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, ...

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:09
JURIS DIVERSITAS: Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, ...: Annual Conference Registration   Registration Fee w/ Dinner €250.00 EUR   Members Registration Fee w/ Dinner €175.00 EUR   Registration F...
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Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, Baton Rouge

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:45
Annual Conference Registration Registration Fee w/ Dinner €250.00 EUR Members Registration Fee w/ Dinner €175.00 EUR Registration Fee Only €200.00 EUR Members Registration Only €125.00 EUR 


Links to Conference Hotels ($119 per night plus tax; book by May 8):
SpringHill Suites Baton Rouge SouthFairfield Inn & Suites Baton Rouge SouthComplimentary bus service will be provided  morning and eveningClosest airport: Baton Rouge (BTR)
2016 Annual Conference: Unity and/or Diversity
Unité ou diversité


May 30 to June 1, 2016Louisiana State University Law CenterBaton Rouge, USA


Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as an engine pulling legal traditions and systems towards convergence, harmonization, and unification. Today, legal pluralism pushes towards the recognition of human and social diversity. Does this mean that we have to choose between unity and diversity, Jus unum or juris diversitas?  To what extent do pluralistic societies embrace or reject harmonization and uniformity, or simply ignore them? Do we unify or add layers, increasing the complexity of legal orders? Does history reflect a move from diversity to unity or an ongoing conflict between the two? What makes unity successful or sustainable? This is an invitation to discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the development of laws and social norms, in the dialectical tension between the ontological unity of human beings and mankind and the plurality of individual aspirations and social arrangements.
Registration fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2016. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

Contact: Prof. Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu

Program:
[Subject to change] 

Monday, May 30
8:30—9:15           Registration & Coffee
9:15—9:30           PLENARY—OPENING & WELCOMING ADDRESS
9:30—10:30        PLENARY—KEYNOTE     
·         The Problematic of Invisibility for Law in a Transnationalized WorldVivian Grosswald Curran, University of Pittsburgh (United States)
10:30—11:00      Break11:00—12:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS I    
I.A          Remixing Legal Traditions
·         Canada’s Legal Traditions:  
Sources of Unification, Diversification or Inspiration?Rosalie Jukier, , McGill University (Canada)·         Unity and Diversity in Legal History of the Commonwealth CaribbeanAsya Ostroukh, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (Barbados)·         Rebuilding the Somali Legal System: 
Towards a New Mixed Jurisdictions?Salvatore Mancuso, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
I.B           Issues in Professional Liability: A Transnational Conversation·         Unity and Diversity in European Product Liability LawÁdám Fuglinszky, Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)·         Towards a New Paradigm of Medical Liability: A Cultural PerspectiveElena Grasso, University of Genoa (Italy)·         Professional Liability in Civil Law and in Common LawDomitilla Vanni Di San Vincenzo, University of Palermo (Italy)
12:30—14:00      Lunch14:00—15:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS II   II.A         The Struggle for Legal Identity·         An Essay on Ideology and Legal Education in Tiny Jurisdictions: The Example of JerseyDavid Marrani, Institute of Law (Jersey)·         Albanian Civil Code — An Example of Unity and Diversity in the Civil Law FamilyJuliana Latifi, University of Tirana (Albania)·         Commerce, Commonality, and Contract Law: Legal Reform in a Mixed JurisdictionChristopher K. Odinet, Southern University (United States)
II.B         L’absence de modèle unique : l’uniformisation en question·         Perspectives comparatistes sur la participation citoyenne dans le procès pénal 
— Le jury criminel en France et en BelgiqueClaire M. Germain, University of Florida (United States)·         Harmoniser la diversité en droit des successions : oui mais avec précautionFrancesco Paolo Traisci, Università degli studi del Molise (Italy)·         Un droit au salaire minimum : l’impossible unité ?Alexis Bugada, Aix-Marseille Université (France)
15:30—16:00      Break
16:00—17:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS III  III.A        Civilizing the Common Law?·         Anglophone and Civilian Convergence: 
The Question of Public Cultivation and LearningJoseph P. Garske, (United States)·         Good Faith, United in Diversity?Olivier Beddeleem, EDHEC Business School (France)·         Unifying Groups, Fragmenting Markets and Shaping Cultures with Legal NormsLorenzo Bairati, University of Gastronomic Sciences at Pollenzo (Italy)
III.B        Societal and Legal Tensions in Africa·         Comments on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: A Lawyerly Answer to the Plurality of Traditional Governance Structures?Christa Rautenbach, North-West University (South Africa)·         Developments in Child Custody under Customary Law 
in Nigeria and South AfricaKagiso A. Maphalle, University of Cape Town (South Africa)·         Judicial Protection of Women’s Matrimonial Property Rights in NigeriaAnthony C. Diala, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
19:30                     Conference Dinner
Tuesday, May 31
9:00—10:30        PARALLEL SESSIONS IV IV.A       Pluralismes juridiques et religieux·         Le droit international privé à l’épreuve des répudiations musulmanes : Diversité ou harmonisation ?Harith Al-Dabbagh, Université de Montréal (Canada)·         Le pluralisme juridique au quotidien — Étude des conflits matrimoniaux au Burkina FasoMarie-Eve Paré, Université de Montréal (Canada)·         Construction d’une démocratie multi-cultuelle au Bénin — Accommodements entre religion chrétienne et culte traditionnel vodouEric Ngango Youmbi, Université de Maroua (Cameroun)
IV.B        Singular Voices in a Pluralistic Universe
·         Global Legal Scholarship at Local LevelBianca Gardella Tedeschi, University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro (Italy)·         Legal Transfers and National Traditions: 
Patterns of Modernization of the Public Administration 
in Polish Lands at the Turn of 18th and 19th CenturyMichał Gałędek, University of Gdańsk (Poland)·         Remedies for Trial Delay in Malta and Italy: 
a Laboratory for European Integration?David Edward Zammit & Caroline Savvidis, University of Malta (Malta)
10:30—11:00      Break11:00—12:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS V   V.A         La mondialisation et ses tensions·         La fiducie québécoise : tensions et (r)évolutionCaroline Le Breton-Prévost, Université McGill (Canada)·         Mondialisation et droit de la concurrence : vers une bipolarisation autant qu’une harmonisation des règles de droit ?Anne M. Tercinet, EM Lyon Business School (France)·         Comment la doctrine économique américaine a participé à l’harmonisation des règles de droit antitrust en Europe ?Jean-Christophe Roda, Université de Toulon (France)
V.B         United in Diversity·         Enantiosis and Comparative Law: 
The Case of Essentially Oxymoronic ConceptsRostam J. Neuwirth, University of Macau (Macau)·         Toxic Legal Thought Patterns: Cognitive Rhetoric Explains the Need for a Comparative Approach 
to Rhetoric in LawLucy Jewel, University of Tennessee (United States)·         Dworkin on Legal Unity and DiversityChristopher D. Boom, Tulane University (United States)
12:30—14:30      Lunch14:30—16:00      PARALLEL SESSIONS VI VI.A       Fashion Law: Comparing Top Models
·         On Fashion: Introductory RemarksSusy Inés Bello Knoll, Austral University (Argentina)·         Intellectual Property in Argentina, Latin America and USAPamela Echeverria, Fashion Law Institute (Argentina)·         Intellectual Property in France and the European UnionAlice Pezard, Conseiller honoraire à la Cour de cassation (France)
VI.B        Of Land, Blood and Race·         Race and Nation. On Ius Sanguinis and the Origins of 
a Racist National PerspectiveCarlos Amunátegui Perelló, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)·         Land Reform and the Restructuring of Post-Apartheid Namibia with Specific Reference to Informal SettlementsSam Kwesi Amoo, University of Namibia (Namibia)·         “United in One Body:” 
Can ‘Black Lives Matter’ be Rousseau’s ‘Best FriendsFernin F. Eaton, Baton Rouge (United States)
VI.C        Competition Worldwide: Legal Strategies and Challenges·         International Fragmentation of Competition Law: The Actual and Expected Contribution of BRICS CountriesAlexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau (Macau)·         Legal Diversity or Unity as a Product of Economic Strategies 
of Lawmakers under Regulatory CompetitionHugues Bouthinon-Dumas & Frédéric Marty, ESSEC Business School (Paris-Singapore) & GREDEG – CNRS / University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)
16:00—16:30      Break16:30—17:30      Juris Diversitas General Meeting             17:30—18:00      Break18:00—19:30      Tucker Lecture                 ·         The Proposed Organization of American States Model Law 
on Simplified Corporations: Perspectives and ChallengesFrancisco Reyes, Chairman of UNCITRAL,
Superintendent of Companies (Colombia)
19:30                     Reception                           
Wednesday, June 1
9:30—11:00        PARALLEL SESSIONS VIIVII.A      Beyond Universalism: Giving a Voice to the Unheard
·         The Emergence of Alternative Antidiscrimination Frameworks between Universality and DiversityRaphaële Xenidis, European University Institute of Florence (Italy)·         Beyond the Boundaries of Consensus: Comparative Law, Social Theory, and DissentDenis de Castro Halis, University of Macau (Macau)·         Periodic Review of Human Rights: Does One Size Fit All in the Pacific?Sue Farran, University of Northumbria (United Kingdom)
VII.B      Revisiting Human Rights: What Room for Consensus and Dissent
·         The Ambiguous Role of Comparative Law in the European Court of Human Rights’ 
Case Law: Unity and Diversity in Succession LawFilippo Viglione & Giovanni Cinà, University of Padua (Italy)·         Human Rights in National versus International Criminal Justice: The Gravity of Crimes as a Legitimate Source of Legal Pluralism?Christophe Deprez, University of Liège (Belgium)11:10—11:30      Break
11:30—12:30      Plenary—Closing Panel  ·         Empires as Engines of Mixed Legal SystemsVernon V. Palmer, Tulane University (United States)·         [Other participants to be announced]
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Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:47
Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law
Edited by Sabino Cassese, Emeritus Justice, Italian Constitutional Court and Emeritus Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd – 2016This Handbook explores the main themes and topics of the emerging field of Global Administrative Law with contributions by leading scholars and experts from universities and organizations around the world. The variety of the subjects addressed and the internationality of the Handbook’s perspectives make for a truly global and multi-dimensional view of the field.The book first examines the growth of global administrations, their interactions within global networks, the emergence of a global administrative process, and the development of the rule of law and democratic principles at a global level. It goes on to illustrate the relationship between global law and other legal orders, with particular attention to regional systems and national orders. The final section, devoted to the emergence of a global legal culture, brings the book full circle by identifying the growth of a global epistemic community.The Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law provides a contemporary overview of the nascent field in detailed yet accessible terms, making it a valuable book for university courses. Academics and scholars with an interest in international law, administrative law, public law, and comparative law will find value in this book, as well as legal professionals involved with international and supranational organizations and national civil servants dealing with supranational organizations.
Critical Acclaim‘This Handbook is an essential introduction to a key component of legal globalization analysis. Global Administrative Law theory is a crucial complement to all existing international law approaches, flowing from the realization that the world is nowadays increasingly governed by bodies – and networks of bodies – that have an administrative rather than political role. The panel of contributors includes most of the issue’s best experts, and they provide us with an indispensable intellectual background to enter into an analysis of what it is made of and how to subject it to the rule of law’
– Jean-Bernard Auby, The Paris Institute of Political Studies, France
FrontispieceContentsSee details
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Spring 2016 International Law Colloquium

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 16:56


The annual International Law Colloquium sponsored by St. John's Center for International and Comparative Law brings leading scholars to campus to present their works to students and faculty. This year, we're pleased to welcome:
  • Dinah Shelton (2/8), George Washington University, If you Break it, do you own it? Legal Consequences of Environmental Harm from Military Activities
     
  • Susan Franck (2/22), Washington and Lee University, Inside the Arbitral Mind
     
  • Catherine Powell (3/7), Fordham University, How Women Could Transform the World, If Only We Would Let Them: Inclusive Security and Gender Performance
     
  • Carlos Vazquez (4/6), Georgetown Law Center, The 4th Restatement and the Doctrine of Self-Executing Treaties
     
  • Ruti Teitel (4/11), New York Law School, Transitional Justice and the Peace Process in Colombia
     
  • Molly Land (4/25), University of Connecticut, Human Rights and Intermediary Liability
All presentations take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in room 3-01H at St. John's Law. If you would like to attend one or more of our April 2016 colloquia, please contact Professor Peggy McGuinness at mcguinnm@stjohns.edu
  law.stjohns.edu
Contact: St. John's University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439  

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Louisiana Law Review Symposium on the Future of the Civil Law

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:12

Louisiana—as the lone civil law jurisdiction in the United States—has been instrumental
in developing and maintaining one of the major legal traditions in the world, the civil law, in the English language. Indeed, having as its source Roman and Canon law, with Spanish and French influences dating back centuries, the civil law has developed over time to best suit the needs of the citizenry at the relevant time period. The development of this venerated legal tradition in English, particularly in Louisiana, has contributed to its influence and accessibility around the globe.
The continued viability of the civil law in Louisiana is possible because of the hard work of scholars throughout the state, and particularly the work of the great legal minds of the LSU Law Center. One such legal scholar is our very own Alain Levasseur, who has worked diligently to ensure that the civil law is accessible in English in Louisiana and abroad. This accessibility enables legal scholars from around the globe to share experiences and ideas regarding the history and future of the civil law tradition.
Please join the Louisiana Law Review, the  Center of Civil Law Studies, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center as we celebrate the development of the civil law in Louisiana, the accomplishments of Professor Levasseur, and the future of the civil law around the world.
For more information and to register,go to: http://www.law.lsu.edu/symposium/ Registration is requiredVenue: Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LouisianaSchedule of Events
Opening Remarks
8:00 AM - 8:15 AMPanel 1: The Law of Obligations in Louisiana and Abroad
8:15 AM - 10:00 AMBreak 10:00 AM - 10:15 AMCommentator: Civil Code Drafting Styles and Conflicts of Law
10:15 AM - 11:00 AMLunch 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMPanel 2: Translation of the Civil Law
12:00 PM – 1:15 PMCommentator: Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Comparative Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean
1:15 PM - 2:00 PMBreak 2:00 PM – 2:15 PMCommentator: U.S. Discovery and Foreign Blocking Statutes
2:15 PM - 3:00 PMPresentationsOpening RemarksMelissa Lonegrass: Professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityPanel 1: The Law of Obligations in Louisiana and AbroadParticipants will discuss the development of the law of Obligations in Louisiana and in France.
Ronald Scalise: A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law, Tulane Law School
David Gruning: Professor, Loyola University College of Law
Michel Séjean: Professor, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Mustapha Mekki: Professor, Université Paris 13Commentator: Civil Code Drafting Styles and Conflicts of LawProfessor Symeonides will discuss the extent to which judges may deviate from the text of a statute by examining recent statutes in which the legislature itself authorizes such a deviation.
Symeon Symeonides: Professor, Willamette University College of LawPanel 2: Translating the Civil LawParticipants will discuss how the civil law was translated using French and Spanish sources and how the law has been translated contemporarily.Agustín Parise: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Randy Trahan: Professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityCommentator: Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Comparative Law in the Commonwealth CaribbeanProfessor Ostroukh will discuss the challenges she has faced in teaching comparative law at a university in the West Indies, and will focus on how certain characteristics of the region have shaped her experience of teaching comparative law.
Asya Ostroukh: Senior Lecturer, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in BarbadosCommentator: U.S. Discovery and Foreign Blocking StatutesProfessor Curran will discuss the relationship between U.S. discovery practices and
blocking statutes in France and Germany that have for decades impeded discovery efforts by U.S. entities.
Vivian Grosswald Curran: Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of LawAlso featured in Volume 76, Issue IV of the Louisiana Law Review, Liber Amicorum: Professor Alain A. Levasseur, without presentation:
Nicholas Kasirer: Justice of the Court of Appeal for Québec
Jean-Louis Baudouin: Counsel, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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Fri, 02/26/2016 - 19:07
You are invited to the book launch forVolume I of the seriesSTUDIES IN THE CONTRACT LAWS OF ASIARemedies for Breach of ContractEdited byMindy Chen-Wishart(Oxford University, (fractional) National University of Singapore)Alexander Loke(City University Hong Kong)Burton Ong(National University of Singapore)
to be held inThe Cube Lecture Room, Oxford University Faculty of LawSt Cross Building, Oxford, OX1 3ULon3 March 2016, 5.20-6.45pmSpeakers:
Dean Professor Anne Davies Welcome and introduction
Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart Why no sensible people would attempt such a project
Lord Toulson Comment
Professor Hugh Beale Comment
The event will be followed by drinks

Please RSVP to: mindy.chen-wishart@law.ox.ac.uk
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Juris Diversitas Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS PROLONGED

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 18:36
2016 Annual Conference: Unity and/or Diversity
May 30 to June 1, 2016Louisiana State University Law Center, USA
 Still time to submit, do not miss the event!Over 50 submissions accepted so far, from scholars worldwide

Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as an engine pulling legal traditions and systems towards convergence, harmonization, and unification. Today, legal pluralism pushes towards the recognition of human and social diversity. Does this mean that we have to choose between unity and diversity, Jus unum or juris diversitas?  To what extent do pluralistic societies embrace or reject harmonization and uniformity, or simply ignore them? Do we unify or add layers, increasing the complexity of legal orders? Does history reflect a move from diversity to unity or an ongoing conflict between the two? What makes unity successful or sustainable? This is an invitation to discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the development of laws and social norms, in the dialectical tension between the ontological unity of human beings and mankind and the plurality of individual aspirations and social arrangements.
Submissions: Panel proposals are stronglyencouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students andscholars from outside the discipline of law. While parallel sessionsof three twenty-minute presentations will be used, we encourage more original session structures.
Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at JDLSU2016@gmail.com by February 29, 2016 with a short biography listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.
Registration fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2016. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).
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