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MAP: British Colonies in North America

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:56
British colonies in North America which were part of British America at its peak. The real #AmericansvsBritish pic.twitter.com/fTVFK6MDER
— Amazing Maps (@Amazing_Maps) January 3, 2014
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ARTICLE: Law, Culture and Massively Multiplayer Online Games

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:55
Law, culture and massively multiplayer online games - Read the discussion now http://t.co/oAOClWYwD4 CIRL
— Routledge Law (@RoutledgeLaw) January 3, 2014
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LAW AND RELIGION: Around the Web This Week

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:49
Around the Web This Week http://t.co/9qAiyAFqDB via @CLRForum #lawandreligion #news
— Ctr Law & Religion (@CtrLawReligion) January 3, 2014
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BLOG: Sharia and Human Rights

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:47
Rehman on Sharia & Human Rights http://t.co/pjJw9oYHSV
— Lawrence Solum (@lsolum) January 3, 2014
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CONFERENCE: Legal History at the AALS

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LEGAL ENGLISH: Ratio Decidendi

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:36
Top 10 Legal English search terms 2013: #6 ratio decidendi http://t.co/lFWFN0f2Br #legalenglish #englishforlaw
— TransLegal (@translegal) January 3, 2014
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BOOK: M. ADAMS & D. HEIRBAUT (eds.), The Method and Culture of Comparative Law. Essays in Honour of Mark Van Hoecke (Hart, 2013)



At the occasion of Prof. Mark Van Hoecke (Ghent)'s admission to the status of emeritus, Prof. Maurice Adams (Tilburg) and Prof. Dirk Heirbaut present a collection of essays on legal theory and comparative law, published by Hart (May 2014, 304 p.).

A temporary 20% discount (bringing the book price to £ 48 or € 62,4) is available to ESCLH blog readers using the order form.
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CONFERENCE: AALS Sections on Islamic Law and Jewish Law Joint Program

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:51
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BOOK: The Method and Culture of Comparative Law: Essays in Honour of Marc Van Hoecke

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:49
I’m delighted to note the forthcoming publication of Maurice Adams and Dirk Heirbaut (eds), The Method and Culture of Comparative Law: Essays in Honour of Marc Van Hoecke
The book’s abstract reads:
Awareness of the need to deepen the methodological foundations of legal research is only recent. The same is true for comparative law, by nature a more adventurous branch of legal research, which is often something researchers simply do, whenever they look at foreign legal systems to answer one or more of a range of questions about law, whether these questions are doctrinal, economic, sociological, etc. Given the diversity of comparative research projects, the precise contours of the methods employed, or the epistemological issues raised by them, are to a great extent a function of the nature of the research questions asked. As a result, the search for a unique, one-size-fits-all comparative law methodology is unlikely to be fruitful. That however doesn't make reflection on the methodology and culture of comparative law meaningless. Marc Van Hoecke has, throughout his career, been interested in many topics, but legal theory, comparative law and methodology of law stand out. Building upon his work, this book brings together a group of leading authors working at the crossroads of these themes: the methodology of comparative law.
Contributors include Maurice Adams, John Bell, Joxerramon Bengoetxea, Roger Brownsword, Seán Patrick Donlan, Rob van Gestel and Hans Micklitz, Patrick Glenn, Jaap Hage, Dirk Heirbaut, Jaakko Husa, Souichirou Kozuka and Luke Nottage, Martin Löhnig, Susan Millns, Toon Moonen, Francois Ost, Heikki Pihlajamäki, Geoffrey Samuel, Mathias Siems, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Catherine Valcke and Matthew Grellette, and Alain Wijffels.

Additional information on the volume, including a discount, will be posted here soon.
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FACT: The 'Discovery' of the New World

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:49
When Christopher Columbus 'discovered' the New World, there were already at least 50 million people living in the Americas.
— The QI Elves (@qikipedia) January 2, 2014
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BLOG: The Social Value of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:30
The Social Value of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study http://t.co/nj21Qd8WSV
— Eric Posner (@EricAPosner) January 2, 2014
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CONFERENCE: LSA Annual Meeting

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:28
13 days to submit your application for our Graduate Student and Early Career Workshops at LSA Annual Meeting in May. http://t.co/BYyj7OyKrn
— Law and Society (@law_soc) January 2, 2014
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NOTE: The Lawbook Exchange at the AALS Annual Meeting

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:24
Come visit us at the AALS Annual Meeting Jan 3-5th, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown NY, NY booth 414. pic.twitter.com/rCx16EcwSK
— Lawbook Exchange (@LawbookExchange) January 2, 2014
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Third Annual Conference

Juris Diversitas - Thu, 2014-01-02 05:23
Call for Papers: Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Third Annual Conference http://t.co/83iHJzqcZr
— Fiona de Londras (@fdelond) January 1, 2014
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LAW AND FILM: The 25 Greatest Legal Movies?

Juris Diversitas - Wed, 2014-01-01 20:02
The 25 Greatest Legal Movies - http://t.co/KyaLiHZvs5
— DerechoComparado (@FLDMComparado) January 1, 2014
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CONFERENCE: Contested Collisions (Bremen - 10-12 January 2014)

Juris Diversitas - Wed, 2014-01-01 15:46
CONFERENCE: Contested Collisions (Bremen - 10-12 January 2014), will discuss the fragmentation of world law .... http://t.co/F46qQwJB5a
— ComparativeLaw (@JurisDiversitas) January 1, 2014
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LECTURE: Kramer on European Civil Procedure

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 2013-12-31 10:12
Kramer on European Civil Procedure http://t.co/hnlJRj7RVN
— Lawrence Solum (@lsolum) December 31, 2013
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MAP: Twelve Maps that Changed the World

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 2013-12-31 04:57
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Global Legal Skills Conference (Verona, Italy: 21-23 May 2014)

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 2013-12-31 04:55
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EVENT: Call for Judges for Oxford's 2014 Jessup Team

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 2013-12-31 01:18
The Oxford University Jessup team are currently preparing for the UK national rounds. They are looking for students, academics, and practitioners with experience in mooting (Jessup, in particular) and/or an interest in Public International Law who would be willing to act as judges during their practice rounds in January/February 2014.

This year's problem question relates to the law of the sea and criminal jurisdiction, however input from those with a general knowledge of PIL would also be most helpful.

Little or no preparation is required. Practice judges would be given a summary of facts in advance (with further pleadings, if requested) and asked to attend a session at Keble College on an evening of their choice from 5-7pm. Practice judges who are willing to attend more than one session are very much encouraged to do so.

If interested, please sign up online here, taking note of the room where the session will take place.

The Jessup team would like to express its gratitude in advance to those who volunteer.

Please direct all questions to Bríd Ní Ghráinne at brid.nighrainne@sant.ox.ac.uk
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