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ARTICLE: Licari on Gény

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-12 09:53

Our good friend François-Xavier Licari (Université de Lorraine) has posted his 'François Gény in Louisiana' on SSRN at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2432634:


In his book "François Gény and Modern Jurisprudence" (LSU Press, 1978), Jaro Mayda wrote (p.69): "The important point…is that, despite the art represented by the current literature, the pragmatic temper of America and of its mixed jurisdictions, such as Louisiana, may well be the environment that will send Gény’s themes toward their integration into a rational, modern jurisprudence". This paper tells the story of the realization of this scholarly prophesy. It identifies sociological, historical and cultural factors that contributed to Louisiana's unique reception of the "free objective search for a rule" as set forth in François Gény's manifesto, "Méthode d'interprétation et sources en droit privé positif". It also studies expressions of such successful reception, analyzing some leading cases of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

The article originally appeared in the Journal of Civil Law Studies here.
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CONFERENCE: Judaism Law and Literature

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-12 09:08
The Jewish Law Association18th International ConferenceCentral Theme: Judaism Law and LiteratureJuly 14th-17th, 2014University of Antwerp
The conference will commence mid-afternoon on Monday 14th July and finish mid-afternoon on Thursday 17th July.
The Conference Call for Papers is now closed. For the provisional list of papers, click here. A timetable will be published at a later stage. If you wish to be informed when it becomes available, please e-mail jacksob[at]hope.ac.uk.
Offers from those not presenting papers to participate as session/panel chairs will be welcome.

For details of registration, hotels, travel advice, kosher food arrangements and minyanim, click here. For maps of locations within Antwerp, click here.
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SEMINAR: Twining on Globalization and Legal Scholarship

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-12 08:35
The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy is delighted to announce the Perelman Seminar on Globalization and Legal Scholarship with William Twining, Emeritus Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London. The Perelman seminar aims to bring together senior and young scholars around the works of key figures in legal philosophy and global law. This seminar is addressed to scholars, researchers and PhD students working in all fields of law. It may also be of interest for scholars in the social sciences.
Professor Twining is undoubtedly one of the most influential contemporary scholars in jurisprudence. Some of his most significant works include Law in ContextGlobalisation and Legal Theory and General Jurisprudence: Understanding Law from a Global perspective. As a student of H.L.A Hart and a discipline of Karl Llewellyn, Twining's works offer an insightful and original view on the transformation of law and legal scholarship in the context of globalisation.
[Professor Twining is also a member of the Juris Diversitas Advisory Council. - SPD]
Globalization and Legal Scholarship by William Twining
Welcome by Benoît FrydmanChair: David Restrepo Amariles
Friday, 23 May 2014 at 3pm followed by a drinkRoom KANT at the Institut d'études européennesUniversité Libre de Bruxelles Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 39 - 1050 Brussels. 
One week prior to the event a draft paper will be circulated among the persons registered.
Please confirm your participation at your earliest convenience to Sylvie Riche at Sylvie.Riche@ulb.ac.be
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PROGRAMMES: LLM in History and Philosophy of Law

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-12 08:23
Applications are now open for the LLM by Research in History and Philosophy of Law at the University of Edinburgh. The degree:
builds on the Law School’s international reputation in Legal History and Philosophy of Law to offer an advanced training in legal history and legal theory. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leading legal historians and legal theorists through a combined programme of teaching and research.

The programme is designed to promote cross-fertilization between the fields of Legal History and Philosophy of Law, while allowing students to focus on the areas that interest them the most. Certain courses (such as Traditions of Legal Enquiry) expressly explore the relations between research in Legal History and research in Legal Philosophy, while others focus on more discrete areas of legal enquiry. Students are encouraged to choose (under the guidance of the programme director) specialised optional courses and a dissertation topic that reflect their interests, under the supervision of a member of School.
More information on the LLM may be found here.
Recommended. SPD
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BOOK: Braverman, Blomley, Delaney, Kedar on Legal Geography

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-12 08:04
Stanford University Press has announced the publication of Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley, David Delaney, and Alexandre Kedar (eds), The Expanding Spaces of LawA Timely Legal Geography:The Expanding Spaces of Law presents readers with cutting-edge scholarship on legal geography and pushes the current boundaries of the field, investigating new questions and reinvigorating previous modes of inquiry. 
Legal geography has contributed a great deal to understanding the many relationships between space and law. Earlier work has explored space that is static, such as the law's interaction with concepts of the home, public space, prison, restrooms, camps, territories, and nation states. But the past few years have seen an emphasis on analyzing the dynamic workings of space, and the understanding of space in various new ways. The Expanding Spaces of Law asks readers to consider what legal geography would look like if we were to give more prominence to conceptions of space as process, space as event, or space as situation or relationship. Questions of space and time are often implicit in the work of legal geographers, and this book seeks to bring these questions to the fore.
The Expanding Spaces of Law brings together some of the most prominent names in the field, and includes new voices in the field from around the world to introduce provocative and exciting research in legal geography.
Highly recommended. SPD
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BOOK SERIES: Update on Juris Diversitas Book Series - Forthcoming Titles + Authors and Editor Sought

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-05-12 06:53
FORTHCOMING TITLES
The Juris Diversitas Book Series with Ashgate Publishing will publish a number of titles over the next year.
Two of those titles are now listed with Ashgate:
Seán Patrick Donlan and Lukas Heckerdon-Ursheler (eds), Concepts of law: comparative, jurisprudential, and social science perspectives
Sue Farran, Esin Örücü, and Seán Patrick Donlan (eds), A Study of mixed legal systems: endangered, entrenched, or blended
Additional titles will be listed soon.
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AUTHORS AND EDITOR SOUGHT
In addition, we’re looking for additional authors to submit to the series as well as an experienced editor to work to lead the series.

For additional information, contact Seán Patrick Donlan at sean.donlan@ul.ie.
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