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BOOK: Legal Thought And Philosophy

Juris Diversitas - dim, 2014-08-17 05:44
Another new publication from Edward Elgar Publishing:

Legal Thought And Philosophy


What Legal Scholarship is About
Bert van Roermund, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
‘This book proves to be an excellent guide through the labyrinth of law. Its crucial point is legal order viewed from the perspective of a situated “We”. Jurisprudence appears as an implicit sort of thinking, embedded in moral, political, epistemological, and linguistic contexts. Numerous example cases lead us from everyday issues to the abysses of violence. Anyone who practises or studies law will highly profit from reading this book. One sees how law functions by being more than mere law.’
– Bernhard Waldenfels, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Legal Thought and Philosophy clarifies background questions in legal research projects, such as the relationship between law and justice, law and politics, law and knowledge, facts and norms, normativity and validity, constituent and constitutional power, and rule and context. It provides advanced students in law and philosophy with an account of legal thinking that combines analytical and phenomenological insights.

From a conception of justice as principled political self-restraint, the book explains why there are moral reasons to separate law from morality conceptually and in what sense a legal order is positive – that is, set by authority and bound up with history. The book explores the conditions under which law may become an object of knowledge and theorising, before finally discussing how these features come together in law as rule-following by citizens, officials, judges, and legislators alike.

Addressing advanced students in law and philosophy, this key book:

• bridges separate traditions in legal philosophy (in particular analytical philosophy and phenomenology)
• develops a view of law as an institution of authority from a conception of justice in the socio-political relationship between ‘we’ and ‘the others’
• presents a systematic account of normativity and validity
• explains in what sense law is ‘doing things with rules’.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: Classics in Comparative law

Juris Diversitas - dim, 2014-08-17 05:38
A new book from Edward Elgar Publishing has been Released:

Edited by Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, University of Chicago, US, Pier Giuseppe Monateri, Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law of New York, US and Professor of Law, University of Turin, Italy and Francesco Parisi, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota, US and Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy
Comparative law is a field with a rich history, and one to which scholars from many disciplines have contributed. This four-volume set includes an original introduction by the editors, who trace the major developments in the field, covering both private and public law, as well as legal institutions and methodological debates. Encompassing more than a century of scholarship, the collection includes a number of the most enduring articles from several disciplinary perspectives and will be an essential resource for the study of comparative law.
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JOURNAL:Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law - Special Issue: The Constitutional Adulthood of Multi-Level Governance

Juris Diversitas - dim, 2014-08-17 05:28

A special issue of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law has been published, as follows the table of contents:

GUEST EDITORIAL
The Guest Editors’ IntroductionPatricia Popelier and Werner Vandenbruwaene
ARTICLES
Multi-Level Governance through a Constitutional Prism
Werner Vandenbruwaene

The European Union as a ‘3-D’ Constitutional Space
Andrea Simoncini

The Regions within Multi-Level Governance: Enhanced Opportunities for Improved Accountability?
Adam Cygan

Asymmetry and Complex Adaptive (Legal) Systems: the Case of the European Union
Giuseppe Martinico 

‘Europe Clauses’ and Constitutional Strategies in the Face of Multi-Level Governance
Patricia Popelier

Coupling National Identity with Subsidiarity Concerns in National Parliaments’ Reasoned Opinions
Barbara Guastaferro

EU Directives and Multi-Level Governance – Can Lessons Be Drawn from Cooperative Federalism?
Thomas Vandamme
Helping Loose Ends Meet? Th e Judicial Acknowledgement of Soft Law as a Tool of Multi-Level Governance
Oana Ştefan
Click here for the Journal's home page
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CONFERENCE: Law and Communication

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-08-15 09:01

Saint-Petersburg University has announced a Conference ´Law and Communication´ dedicated to the modern communication theory of law.All interested speakers and authors are invited to join the Conference 12 December 2014.Where: Law faculty of Saint-Petersburg University, bld. 7, 22 line of Vasilyevsky island, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 199026.Languiges of the conference: Russian and English.All materials of the Conference will be published in Russian legal journal Pravovedenie.Draft of paper should be presented till September 15, 2014 to Andrey Polyakov by email polyakov2008@gmail.com.All articles should be in compliance with the scholar publication standards  http://www.jurisprudence-media.ru/authors.phpFor additional information, please, contact Andrey Polyakov polyakov2008@gmail.com, Elena Timoshina  timochina@yandex.ru, or Michael Antonov mich.antonov@gmail.com. Hope to meet you in Saint-Petersburg!
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CONFERENCE: 2014 ABA Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-08-15 08:26

 
The ABA’s sixth annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes — A “MUST ATTEND” conference  for Litigators, Corporate Counsel,  Arbitration Practitioners, Judges, Academics, Business Executives and Policy-Makers!Where: Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow 2/1 bid 1 Kutuzovskiy prospekt Moscow 121248 Russian FederationDate:  September 19, 2014Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM AT

Topics will include:•The Merger of the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court and Supreme Court of General Jurisdiction:  Implications for the Administration of Justice, the Resolution of Commercial Disputes and International Arbitration in Russia•Making CIS-Related Disputes “Stick” in Non-CIS Courts:  Addressing Personal Jurisdiction and Forum Non Conveniens •Lawyer Ethics in Dispute Resolution: A Cross-Border Analysis of What You Can and Cannot Do•The New Russian IP Court: Taking Stock One Year On•Corporate Disputes in a CIS Context:  Managing Conflicts Between Successive Generations of Shareholders•In-House Counsel Perspectives on the Resolution of CIS-Related Disputes 
Program and details here http://ambar.org/moscow2014

 
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OPPORTUNITY: Doctoral research position at Max Planck institute for European Legal History


WHAT: Doctoral research position 
at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, within the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment  (REMEP)
WHERE: Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt
WHEN: deadline 1st November 2014, or later
This doctoral position is granted in the context of the interdisciplinary program of the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation, Punishment (IMPRS REMEP). The research school aims to attract young researchers educated in law (in this case in particular legal history) or historical sciences. 


The doctoral student will carry out his or her studies in Frankfurt. He or she will participate in the training program offered by the IMPRS REMEP and can make use of the facilities and infrastructure of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. The interdisciplinary curriculum requires participation in several joint seminars to be conducted together with the doctoral students who are affiliated with the IMPRS REMEP partner institutes in Halle/Saale and Freiburg. During these seminars, all students shall achieve cross-disciplinary knowledge in order to develop a common understanding of the overall research agenda and to be able to mutually understand and discuss their doctoral theses from the perspectives of all relevant disciplines. Working language of the training program is English. A cross-disciplinary dissertation project may be co-supervised by a member of the academic staff from a partner institute.

The research agenda of the REMEP has its focus on the fundamental question common to the disciplines of social sciences and humanities regarding how peace and social order are negotiated, constructed, maintained and re-gained. In particular, in the context of conflict and post-conflict societies, traditional approaches to reconciliation and mediation are being adopted, amending, and – partially – replacing, well-established systems of punishment mainly based on concepts of retaliation (see on this http://www.remep.mpg.de/)
The doctoral research project to be conducted in Frankfurt shall focus on basic questions in the field of legal history, from the 16th to the 20th century and should show a distinct interconnection to the current research focus areas and the research fields of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History as outlined on the homepage of the institute (http://www.rg.mpg.de/en/forschungsprofil.cfm).

At the moment, we are developing a working group on the Legal History of Ibero-America, especially interested in questions of the evolution of the judicial system in Latin America with particular attention to the way the judicial system reacts on cultural diversity. Research projects in this field are especially welcome. They might concentrate on the current transformations in this system, integrating historical perspectives, such as the use of historical arguments by the actors, or be dedicated to historical research on these transformations in colonial period, or 19th and 20th century.
Proposals with the emphasis on a theoretical issue are welcome, too. Applicants are expected to develop their research questions independently, and to specify those in their proposal. Proposals with a comparative perspective and/or an inter-disciplinary approach will be considered with priority.

For more information please click here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

REMINDER: MASTER "Law and compared normativities between Rome and Paris" deadline tomorrow 15 August 2014













Deadline tomorrow 15th August 2014!
Master in diritto e normatività comparateDir. Prof. Emanuele Conte (Univ.RomaTre) and Prof. Paolo Napoli (CENJ - EHESS Paris)




All information here (Roma Tre University) and here (Cenj); or mail to giuseppina.santilli@uniroma3.it.    
Catégories: Comparative Law News

COLLOQUIUM: "Les moines autour de la Méditerranée. Mobilités et contacts à l’échelle locale et régionale" (Rome, 17-19 September 2014)




WHAT: Colloquium on the theme "Les moines autour de la Méditerranée. Mobilités et contacts à l’échelle locale et régionale", within the Program "Parcours et échanges en Méditerranée"
WHERE: École française de Rome, Piazza Navona, 62, Rome 
WHEN: 17-19 September 2014 

All information here
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ARTICLE: Thomas Duve on "National Traditions and Transnational Perspectives"

Thomas Duve on "National Traditions and Transnational Perspectives", now available on SSRN.  The article will be published in the upcoming issue of our journal Rechtsgeschichte-Legal History
click here to read the abstract and download the article
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: "Scottish Legal History Group Annual Conference" (Edinburgh, 4 October 2014)


WHAT: the 34th Scottish Legal History Group Annual Conference
WHERE: Reading Room of the Advocates’ Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh
WHEN: October, 4, 2014 10:30 am - 5:00 pm


Programme10.30               Coffee 11.00               First Session Dr Jenny Wormald (University of Edinburgh) ”And so it follows ... that the Kinges were the authors & makers of the lawes, and not the lawes of the Kings” (James VI, Trew Lawe of Free Monarchies).  Did he mean it?”Dr Karin Bowie (University of Glasgow) “Protestations and the Making of Public Opinion in Early Modern Scotland.”12.30               Sherry. Break for Lunch.2.15                 Second SessionAnnual General Meeting ... to be followed at 2.30 approximately by:Mr Kenneth Campbell, QC  “Collectors and Decisions: developments in case reporting at the birth of the ‘new’ Court of Session”3.30                 Third SessionDr Kathryn Chittick, Trent University, Ontario, “Walter Scott and the Reform of Scottish Judicature 1806-1810.”Dr Anja Johansen, University of Dundee,  "The role of courts in disciplining police officers: a comparative view from Berlin and Paris, 1870-1914."5.00                 Close

All those wishing to attend are requested to send the attached form together with the Conference fee of £10.00 (£5.00 for students) to the Secretary, Professor John Finlay, at the address indicated.When replying please provide your current email and postal addresses:-          If you are subscribing for the first time;-          If these have changed in the past year; or-          If there has been a long interval since your last subscription
.....................................................................................................................................SCOTTISH LEGAL HISTORY GROUPAnnual Conference - Saturday 4th October 2014
To:       Prof. John Finlay, School of Law, The Stair Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ.Please enrol me for the above Conference. I enclose my conference fee of £10.00/£5.00 (please delete as appropriate and make cheques payable to ‘The Scottish Legal History Group’).
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SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: Donlan and Heirbaut on European Legal Hybridity and Jurisdictional Complexity

Seán Patrick Donlan and Dirk Heirbaut's '“A patchwork of accommodations”: Reflections on European legal hybridity and jurisdictional complexity' is available here

The text is a draft introduction to a collection edited by Donlan and Heirbaut. The book is currently entitled The Laws' Many Bodies, c1600-1900.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

OPPORTUNITY: Doctoral Research Position at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-08-07 09:56
Call for Doctoral Research Position at the Max-Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, within the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment  (REMEP) (deadline  October, 1st)The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main offers one doctoral research position within the area of Legal History as of 1st November 2014 or later.

This doctoral position is granted in the context of the interdisciplinary program of the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation, Punishment (IMPRS REMEP). The research school aims to attract young researchers educated in law (in this case in particular legal history) or historical sciences.


The doctoral student will carry out his or her studies in Frankfurt. He or she will participate inthe training program offered by the IMPRS REMEP and can make use of the facilities and infrastructure of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. The interdisciplinary curriculum requires participation in several joint seminars to be conducted together with the doctoral students who are affiliated with the IMPRS REMEP partner institutes in Halle/Saale and Freiburg. During these seminars, all students shall achieve cross-disciplinary knowledge in order to develop a common understanding of the overall research agenda and to be able to mutually understand and discuss their doctoral theses from the perspectives of all relevant disciplines. Working language of the training program is English. A cross-disciplinary dissertation project may be co-supervised by a member of the academic staff from a partner institute.
The research agenda of the REMEP has its focus on the fundamental question common to the disciplines of social sciences and humanities regarding how peace and social order are negotiated, constructed, maintained and re-gained. In particular, in the context of conflict and post-conflict societies, traditional approaches to reconciliation and mediation are being adopted, amending, and – partially – replacing, well-established systems of punishment mainly based on concepts of retaliation (see on this http://www.remep.mpg.de/)
The doctoral research project to be conducted in Frankfurt shall focus on basic questions in the field of legal history, from the 16th to the 20th century and should show a distinct interconnection to the current research focus areas and the research fields of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History as outlined on the homepage of the institute (http://www.rg.mpg.de/en/forschungsprofil.cfm).
At the moment, we are developing a working group on the Legal History of Ibero-America, especially interested in questions of the evolution of the judicial system in Latin America with particular attention to the way the judicial system reacts on cultural diversity. Research projects in this field are especially welcome. They might concentrate on the current transformations in this system, integrating historical perspectives, such as the use of historical arguments by the actors, or be dedicated to historical research on these transformations in colonial period, or 19th and 20thcentury.
Proposals with the emphasis on a theoretical issue are welcome, too. Applicants are expected to develop their research questions independently, and to specify those in their proposal. Proposals with a comparative perspective and/or an inter-disciplinary approach will be considered with priority.
For more information please visit: http://www.remep.mpg.de/en/application/index.html
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: Duve on German Legal History: National Traditions and Transnational Perspectives

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-08-07 08:45
Thomas Duve's 'German Legal History: National Traditions and Transnational Perspectives' is available on SSRN. Duve is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. The article will be published in the upcoming issue of our journal Rechtsgeschichte-Legal History. The abstract reads:

In this article, I review select institutional and analytical traditions of Legal History in 20th century Germany, in order to put forth some recommendations for the future development of our discipline. A careful examination of the evolution of Legal History in Germany in the last twenty-five years, in particular, reveals radical transformations in the research framework: within the study of law, there has been a shift in the internal reference points for Legal History. While the discipline is opening up to new understandings of law and to its neighboring disciplines, its institutional position at the law departments has become precarious. Research funding is being allocated in new ways and the German academic system is witnessing ever more internal differentiation. Internationally, German contributions and analytic traditions are receiving less attention and are being marginalized as new regions enter into a global dialogue on law and its history. The German tradition of research in Legal History had for long been setting benchmarks internationally; now it has to reflect upon and react to new global knowledge systems that have emerged in light of the digital revolution and the transnationalization of legal and academic systems. If legal historians in Germany accept the challenge these changing conditions pose, thrilling new intellectual and also institutional opportunities emerge. Especially the transnationalization of law and the need for a transnational legal scholarship offers fascinating perspectives for Legal History.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: Duve on German Legal History: National Traditions and Transnational Perspectives

Thomas Duve's 'German Legal History: National Traditions and Transnational Perspectives' is available on SSRN. Duve is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. The article will be published in the upcoming issue of our journal Rechtsgeschichte-Legal History. The abstract reads:
In this article, I review select institutional and analytical traditions of Legal History in 20th century Germany, in order to put forth some recommendations for the future development of our discipline. A careful examination of the evolution of Legal History in Germany in the last twenty-five years, in particular, reveals radical transformations in the research framework: within the study of law, there has been a shift in the internal reference points for Legal History. While the discipline is opening up to new understandings of law and to its neighboring disciplines, its institutional position at the law departments has become precarious. Research funding is being allocated in new ways and the German academic system is witnessing ever more internal differentiation. Internationally, German contributions and analytic traditions are receiving less attention and are being marginalized as new regions enter into a global dialogue on law and its history. The German tradition of research in Legal History had for long been setting benchmarks internationally; now it has to reflect upon and react to new global knowledge systems that have emerged in light of the digital revolution and the transnationalization of legal and academic systems. If legal historians in Germany accept the challenge these changing conditions pose, thrilling new intellectual and also institutional opportunities emerge. Especially the transnationalization of law and the need for a transnational legal scholarship offers fascinating perspectives for Legal History.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: Donlan and Heirbaut on European Legal Hybridity and Jurisdictional Complexity

Juris Diversitas - mer, 2014-08-06 10:59
Seán Patrick Donlan and Dirk Heirbaut's '“A patchwork of accommodations”: Reflections on European legal hybridity and jurisdictional complexity' is available here
The text is a draft introduction to a collection edited by Donlan and Heirbaut. The book is currently entitled The Laws' Many Bodies, c1600-1900.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: Donlan and Heirbaut on European Legal Hybridity and Jurisdictional Complexity

Juris Diversitas - mer, 2014-08-06 10:58
Seán Patrick Donlan and Dirk Heirbaut's '“A patchwork of accommodations”: Reflections on European legal hybridity and jurisdictional complexity' is available here
The text is a draft introduction to a collection edited by Donlan and Heirbaut. The book is currently entitled The Laws' Many Bodies, c1600-1900.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS - REMINDER (English/French): The Fourth Worldwide Congress of The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-08-05 05:39
The Fourth Worldwide Congressof The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction JuristsMcGill University Faculty of Law,Montreal, Canada June 24-26, 2015
“The Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction”«Le Chercheur, le Professeur, le Juge et le Juriste dans une Juridiction Mixte»
The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University’s Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada) from an opening evening reception and lecture on 24 June through 26 June 2015. The theme of the Congress will be “The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction.”
La World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists est heureuse d’annoncer son Quatrième Congrès International, qui se tiendra à la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill (Montréal, Canada). Le Congrès débutera avec une réception suivie d’une conférence le 24 Juin en soirée et se poursuivra jusqu’au 26 juin 2015. Le thème de ce congrès sera « Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte ».
Mixed Jurisdictions, as they are traditionally understood, stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They also frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law.

Les juridictions mixtes, comme elles sont traditionnellement perçues, se situent à l’intersection de la tradition de la Common law et de la tradition civiliste. Elles comprennent souvent d’autres droits, comme le droit ethnique  ou le droit religieux. Riches du point de vue de l’histoire du droit et du pluralisme juridique, elles sont souvent vues comme des laboratoires naturels de droit comparé.
The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their added complexity places special demands upon the training of judges and jurists, the staffing of courts, the teaching of private law, the research of scholars, and the task of law reform. To what extent have these challenges been met by the actors and institutions of mixed jurisdictions?
Les lois, les méthodes et les institutions des juridictions mixtes reflètent inévitablement la présence de différentes traditions rivalisant pour la suprématie ou demandant la réconciliation. La complexité accrue des juridictions mixtes donne lieu à des exigences particulières pour la formation des juges, des juristes et du personnel des tribunaux, l’enseignement du droit privé, la recherche scientifique et la réforme du droit. Dans quelle mesure ces défis ont-ils été relevés par les parties prenantes des juridictions mixtes?
We propose to investigate these issues.
Nous proposons d’explorer ces questions.
Proposals for papers on any topic related to mixed legal systems are welcome. They may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike. Proposals should be submitted to WSMJJ General Secretary Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) by 15 October 2014. They should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. Papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.
Nous accepterons les propositions de textes sur tout sujet apparenté au droit des juridictions mixtes. Elles pourront être soumises par des juristes de toute juridiction, qu’ils soient membres de l’Association ou non. Les propositions devront être envoyées au secrétaire général du WSMJJ, Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) d’ici le 15 octobre 2014. Les soumissions ne doivent pas dépasser 500 mots et doivent être accompagnées d’un curriculum vitae d’une page. Le temps alloué pour la présentation des textes ne dépassera pas 20 minutes. La publication des textes présentés à la conférence sera envisagée.
The Society regrets that it cannot cover travel expenses of participants in the Congress.
L’Association regrette de ne pas pouvoir couvrir les frais de déplacement des participants au Congrès.
Please reserve the date.
Veuillez prendre la date en note.
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JOURNAL: Global Jurist New Issue

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-08-02 15:50
A new issue of Global Jurist has just been published.
Please Click here for further information about this issue
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CFP: Doctoral Seminar by Prof. Emily Kadens (KU Leuven, October 3rd 2014)

What: Doctoral Seminar by Prof. Emily Kadens The Trouble with Custom followed by paper presentations by early-stage scholars Where:  Museumzaal MSI 02.08, Mgr Sencie-Institute, Erasmusplein 2, Leuven (B) When: October 3rd 2014, 9.00am-5.00pm 
Deadline: August 25th 2014 (send an email to: lectio@kuleuven.be
Historians of all types take for granted that something called "custom" existed. Then they use the term lazily, as did people in the pre-modern era, to refer to many types of legal rules and norms. But if we take seriously the Roman law definition adopted by the medieval jurists that custom is repeated behavior over time to which the majority of the community has tacitly consented to be bound, then how did this custom work? How was it formed? How did it evolve over time? What effect did writing have on it? What was its relationship to enacted and learned law? Is the Roman concept of custom and its reality in practice the same as the German distinction between Gewohnheitsrecht and Rechtsgewohnheit? And, most fundamentally, did custom as defined by the Roman law actually ever exist at all? If not, why did the jurists spend so much energy debating its intricacies? 
On the occasion of the presentation of LECTIO’s new book series, Professor Emily Kadens (Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago) will deliver a public lecture on Thursday 2 October entitled ‘The Intellectual History of Custom’. In addition, on Friday 3 October she will lead a seminar on ‘The Trouble with Custom’. 
After an introductory session by Professor Kadens, the seminar will provide the opportunity to selected doctoral and post-doctoral scholars to present their research during a paper session and to discuss it with Professor Kadens and the other participants. We particularly welcome paper proposals that deal with one of the following topics: 1. The relationship between custom as it worked in daily life and the legal theory of custom; 2. The use of custom as an argument in law, philosophy, theology, philology, history, etc.; 3. The interaction between legal history and intellectual history Interdisciplinary approaches and case studies that illustrate these topics from a historical or present day perspective are an asset. Successful applicants are expected to give a 10-minute ‘Work-in-Progress’ talk in English followed by a 20-minute discussion. 
A paper (max. 10 pages) and a short CV should be submitted no later than 25 August 2014 to lectio@kuleuven.be 
For organizational purposes, scholars who want to attend the seminar without presenting a paper are also asked to register before that date. 
All participants of the doctoral seminar will receive a reading assignment by the end of August 2014. 




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CALL FOR PAPERS: 10th International Workshop for Young Scholars

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-07-31 08:58
The European Law Journal, HEC Paris and the Center for Research on Transnational Law (CTL), Peking University School of Transnational Law (PKUSTL), Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, are welcoming proposals for presentation at the 10th International Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH). This workshop builds on the success of the previous editions held annually since 2002 under the scientific direction of Prof. Francis Snyder. It offers outstanding young scholars an opportunity to present their best research work in a professional academic setting to an audience of other young scholars and more senior academics.

TOPICS: Contributions are invited on relevant topics identified by the applicant, including the following non exhaustive themes:

Global Risk Regulation and Domestic Institutions and Processes
- How to source expertise (closed vs open source models, conflict of interest, etc)
- How to integrate expertise (institutional design issues)
- Multi-level Governance


- Promoting regulatory convergence under the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
- Regulatory cooperation in EU-China relations
- Role of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the BRICS)

Ensuring participation and accountability
- The integration of non-legal expertise into risk policymaking and its main evidence-based methodological tools (regulatory impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, precautionary principle, behavioral studies)
- Public concerns
- Role of the media
- Management of scarcity

Creating and Managing Transnational Risk Regimes
- Overcoming the Public-Private divide
- Hard law and soft law in transnational risk management
- The legal consequences of risk communication

Adjudicating Transnational Risk Regulatory Disputes
- Actual and future trade disputes on food (GMOs, traditional foods, nanofoods, lab-grown meat), tobacco, alcohol and other risk substances, such as chemicals under both the trade and investment lens
- Actual and future disputes stemming from environmental issues such as climate change (extension of the European Emission Trading Scheme to the airline sector, etc.)

Redefining and Reconciling the 'Trade and... ' debate between Regulatory Autonomy, Evidence-based Policymaking and International Regulatory Co-operation
- Environmental, food safety and public health protection
- Social solidarity ethics
- Human rights

The Workshop will take place over one and a half days. If current applications for funding are successful, the organizers will cover relevant costs of travel and accommodation.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS: Proposals should be submitted by email to Alberto Alemanno, by 1 September 2014 at the latest. The email address is: 10wishec@gmail.com. Proposals may be submitted either in English or French. Only original papers are eligible for WISH participation and may not be submitted to other journals or fora of publication in parallel. Proposals must be written by doctoral candidates (or equivalent) who have not yet submitted their thesis or have been awarded their doctorate in the 12 months prior to 30 June 2014. Papers co-authored with more experienced academics will not be considered. Each proposal must contain the following information in order to be considered:

- A cover sheet with the title of the proposed presentation, the name of the proposer (first name, family name), the proposer's institution, and full address, including email, telephone and fax.- A 400 to 500 word summary of the proposed presentation.- Proof from their university of their position as a doctoral candidate or that they were awarded their doctorate in the preceding 12 months.- Proposals must be submitted in Word or RTF form.
SELECTION OF PAPERS: All proposals will be acknowledged. Proposals will be examined by the Editorial Board of the European Law Journal. (See the ELJ website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0386/issues.Letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent by 1st October 2014.
SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED PAPERS: The authors of the selected proposals will be asked to prepare a completed paper for presentation at the Workshop. The deadline for receipt of the completed paper is 15th October 2014. Submission of a proposal constitutes a professional commitment to participate in the conference.
DATE OF THE CONFERENCE: The conference will take place at HEC Paris in December, 2014 (date to be determined). The final programme of the Workshop will be distributed before 1st November 2014.
 FURTHER INFORMATION: In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Cliff Wirajendi at wirajendi@hec.fr
Catégories: Comparative Law News