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REMINDER: PhD SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE, SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK, Ireland (Limerick, 13 June 2014)


SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APPROACHING!

If anyone is interested in using these scholarships for research in comparative law, legal history, legal philosophy, etc, please contact Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) immediately. 
The deadline is Friday 13 June 2014
See http://www.ul.ie/law/postgrad-course/test for additional information.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR ESSAYS/ARTICLES: Le centenaire du Dahir sur obligations et contracts, Livre jubilaire

Call for essays/articles, by Prof. Fouzi Rherrousse, University of Fez, Maroc
Deadline: october 2014
 APPEL À CONTRIBUTION, PROJET D'OUVRAGE COLLECTIFMesdames, Messieurs,Je travaille en ce moment avec d’autres chercheurs sur un livre jubilaire pour commémorer le centenaire du Dahir sur obligations et contrats. Je serais heureux si vous participiez à ce projet.  Vos contributions, ajouteront une plus-value à notre modeste entreprise.Le livre jubilaire aura pour but de promouvoir l’histoire du droit au Maroc et l’intégrer dans l’enseignement supérieur, cette discipline est le grand absent des facultés de droit au Maroc.  Le livre jubilaire sera partagé en deux parties, une partie sur la Discipline de l’histoire du droit, son importance ses méthodes, et une autre partie sur l’histoire du D.O.C (dahir sur obligations et contrats) en particulier.  Le livre jubilaire sera bien le seul dans son genre, car les autres manifestations concernent la célébration du centenaire du DOC étaient publiées sous forme d’actes de colloques ou l’histoire du droit n’avait aucune place.La date limite pour déposer les articles est le début octobre.
Le Livre Jubilaire portera entre ses lignes un rêve, celui de diffuser  la méthode.      Et la sagesse de l’Histoire du Droit.Cordiales salutations
Pr Fouzi Rherrousse Université de FezMaroc
contacts: 
exocet7@hotmail.fr

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NOTICE: "Traditions and changes", Third biennal ESCLH 2014 CONFERENCE (Macerata, 8-9 July 2014)


WHAT: Traditions and Changes, Third Biennial ESCLH Conference
WHERE: University of Macerata, Law Department, Macerata, Italy
WHEN: 8-9 July 2014
We are glad to announce that the Third Biennial ESCLH ConferenceTraditions and Changes, will be held on July 8-9, 2014 at the University of Macerata (Italy).In the fantastic Italian environment of Le Marche region, participants will share new perspectives in the field of Comparative Legal History.All information hereFacebook page here
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SCHOLARSHIP: PhD Studentship - The History of Ideas about Law and Society in a Global Context

The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC), part of the School of Law at Queen Mary - University of London:is offering a PhD Studentship to fund a doctoral student to conduct research in the area of the history of ideas about law and society in a global context. The CLSGC would welcome applications for this funding award from applicants whose research proposals outline how they aim to investigate the social context in which such ideas are articulated either by individual jurists or groups of jurists.The research will be conducted at the CLSGC, which was established in the summer of 2013. It is a home for multidisciplinary research into the global dimensions of law and society. At its core, the CLSGC aims to work towards a better theorization of law in its changing social contexts, exploring the challenges posed for this endeavour by law's increasingly important global dimensions. One of the key planks of CLGSC's research program is the historical dimension of the globalisation of law, including the globalisation of ideas about law and society.The studentships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The application process for these awards is highly competitive. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.For additional information see here or here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SCHOLARSHIP: PhD Studentship - The History of Ideas about Law and Society in a Global Context

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-06-06 09:53
The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC), part of the School of Law at Queen Mary - University of London:is offering a PhD Studentship to fund a doctoral student to conduct research in the area of the history of ideas about law and society in a global context. The CLSGC would welcome applications for this funding award from applicants whose research proposals outline how they aim to investigate the social context in which such ideas are articulated either by individual jurists or groups of jurists.The research will be conducted at the CLSGC, which was established in the summer of 2013. It is a home for multidisciplinary research into the global dimensions of law and society. At its core, the CLSGC aims to work towards a better theorization of law in its changing social contexts, exploring the challenges posed for this endeavour by law's increasingly important global dimensions. One of the key planks of CLGSC's research program is the historical dimension of the globalisation of law, including the globalisation of ideas about law and society.The studentships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The application process for these awards is highly competitive. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.For additional information see here or here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

AWARD: Professor Olivier Moréteau

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-06-06 04:50
Professor Olivier Moréteau, Vice-President of Juris Diversitas and Co-Organiser of the coming conference in Aix, was recently awarded the John Ashby Hernandez III Memorial Francophone Leadership Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association at the General Assembly and House of Delegates meeting.Well done, Sir. (Love the halo!) - SPDFor additional information, click here.
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eJOURNAL (New): BioLaw Journal - Rivista di BioDiritto

Juris Diversitas - mer, 2014-06-04 16:18
The first issue of BioLaw Journal - Rivista di BioDiritto has just been published. 

BioLaw Journal – Rivista di BioDiritto is a peer reviewed, online law journal focusing on the relationships between law and life sciences under a comparative perspective. According to its interdisciplinary nature, the Journal hosts contributions in the fields of law, life sciences and bioethics.
The Journal presents articles, commentaries and book reviews which provide an innovative and original source of reference for academics, lawyers, legal and medical practitioners, law students, and anyone interested in national, European and international biolaw.
The first issue is freely available at this link: http://www.biodiritto.org/ojs/index.php?journal=biolaw&page=index
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OPPORTUNITY: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law, Ghana Campus

Juris Diversitas - mer, 2014-06-04 08:08
Lancaster University Ghana seeks lecturers or senior lecturers. 

Qualified to teach Ghanaian law, the appointees will be part of the founding Law School at our campus in Accra, Ghana. From October 2014 the campus will offer a Ghanaian qualifying law degree at undergraduate level on which the appointees will teach. 

Further details and contact details can be found here.
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SEMINAR: "The differentiation of property" (Paris, 10 June 2014)



WHAT: The differentiation of property, 8th meeting of the séminaire de casuistique Le Bien commun, les biens communs, les choses communes, la collectivisation des intérêts organized by Emanuele Coccia, Emanuele Conte, Marie-Angèle Hermitte and Paolo Napoli 
WHERE: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre d'études des norme juridiques Yan Thomas (CENJ), Salle D & M Lombard, 96 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris
WHEN: 10 June 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
SpeakerDan WIELSCH - Université de cologne, Professeur de droit civil
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL (New): ELTE Law Journal (Eötvös Loránd University)

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-06-03 08:27
Hungary’s oldest and largest university, the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) started its 378th academic year in 2013. As a part of its vision on fostering international educational and scholarly ties, ELTE Law School has launched its Law Journal, with the aim of it becoming an international and regional forum for learned debate on comparative legal studies.
ELTE Law Journal targets a regional and international readership including scholars and practitioners. This is also reflected by the international composition of the Advisory Board: Armin von Bogdandy (Heidelberg), Adrian Briggs (Oxford), Marcin Czepelak (Krakow), Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson (Paris), Erik Jayme (Heidelberg), Herbert Küpper (Regensburg), Ulrich Magnus (Hamburg), Russel Miller (Lexington, Va), Olivier Moreteau (Baton Rouge, LA), Marianna Muravyeva (Oxford), Ken Oliphant(Bristol), Helmut Rüssmann (Saarbrücken), Luboš Tichy (Prague), Emőd Veress (Kolozsvár/Cluj), Reinhard Zimmermann (Hamburg) 
ELTE Law Journal invites you to submit original articles that explore contemporary, practical issues in the field of private law, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law, international law and European law. We have a strong preference for submissions with a comparative approach and for articles exploring legal issues from the perspective of European law and/or international law.We accept submissions on a rolling basis.
The journal is available online at the following link: http://eltelawjournal.hu/
The Editorial Board welcomes submissions for publication. Formal requirements may be found here: http://eltelawjournal.hu/submission-guide/
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ARTICLE: Ralf Poscher on Interpretaton and Understanding in Law. The Complexity of Easy Cases

Juris Diversitas - lun, 2014-06-02 06:09
Juris Diversitas is pleased to inform You about the new article of Prof. Ralf Poscher (Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg) Inerpretation and Understanding in Law. The Complexity of Easy Cases, published on Philosophi of Law eJournal. 

Abstract:      

Lon L. Fuller challenged the positivist distinction between the law “as it is” and the law “as it ought to be” by insisting on the need for interpretation even in easy cases of adjudication. Fuller argued that interpretation is always creative in the light of the purpose of the rule to be applied and thus always draws on the law “as it ought to be”. Andrei Marmor tried to defend positivism against this challenge by advancing the thesis that there is no need for interpretation in easy cases. He drew on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s remarks on rule following to suggest that in easy cases the law is just in need of understanding, not of interpretation. Although I also think that positivism can be saved from Fuller’s challenge, I do not think that it can be done with the help of Wittgenstein’s distinction between interpretation and understanding. Fuller’s challenge and Wittgenstein’s remarks on the relation between a rule and its application address different aspects of the process of adjudication in easy cases, which build upon, but which cannot be played out against each other. We have to distinguish between two different elements of our practice of adjudication in easy cases: On the one side the communicative interpretation of utterances – in the case of the law legal texts – in the sense Paul Grice was concerned with; on the other side the application of a rule thus identified as the content of a communicative intention that Wittgenstein’s remarks on rule following are concerned with. Fuller can be understood to have insisted rightly on the ubiquity of the former, which cannot be refuted by any account of the latter. The upshot, though, is not that Fuller’s challenge is successful. Its flaw, however, does not lie in the insistence on the ubiquity of communicative interpretation, but in its exploitation of an ambiguity of the creative element in two different kinds of interpretation. We have to distinguish between the epistemic creativity that can be involved in communicative interpretation and the creativity involved in amending the law via legal construction. Only the latter concerns the distinction between the law “as it is” and the law “as it ought to be”.
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SEMINAR: "Citizenship and Power Strategies between Middle Ages and Early Modernity" (Rome, 4 June 2014)


WHAT: Indian Residential Schools.Settler colonialism e cittadinanza13th meeting of the seminar Cittadinanze e strategie di potere tra Medio Evo ed Età Moderna, organized by Sara Menzinger, Giuliano Milani and Massimo Vallerani in the framework of the PIMIC Project "Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom" (http://www.pimic-itn.eu)  WHERE: Roma Tre University, Law Department, 2nd Floor, Room 278, Via Ostiense 161-163, Rome.WHEN: 4 June 2014, 3:00 pm
Speakers:Prof. Michele Spanò, International University college, TurinProf. Giorgio Resta, University of Bari
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CONFERENCE: Legal Remedies for Corruption

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-05-31 09:31
A conference on the Legal Remedies for Corruption will be taking place at the Said Business School on Saturday 28 June 2014.

The conference will be jointly hosted by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and armed Conflict (Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations) and Open Societies Foundation, Justice Initiative provide a forum to discuss how litigation, based on innovative legal approaches, has been useful in challenging, mitigating, remediating and deterring corruption.

Discussion will focus on current legal practice in the fight against corruption globally and its evolution since 2005. 

Some of the case studies will focus on the cases against the ruling elites in Equitorial Guinea, Gabon, Zambia and South Africa.

Further information on the conference is available at the following link:
http://www.elac.ox.ac.uk/downloads/Flyers/Corruption%20Conference%20ELAC%20advert.pdf and in the attached document.

To register, please contact Miss Vuyelwa Kuuya at vuyelwa.kuuya@politics.ox.ac.uk
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JOURNAL: Indigenous Nations & People Law eJOURNAL

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-05-31 06:54
A new issue of Indigenous Nations & People Law eJOURNAL is now available on SSRN.



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BOOK: Of Courts and Constitutions

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-05-31 05:57
Another new book from Hart Publishing: Of Courts and Constitutions, edited by Kieran Bradley, Noel Travers and Anthony Whelan.

The essays which appear in this volume have been written to pay tribute to the Hon Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland, and former Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, on the occasion of his retirement.
The overall theme of the book is the relationship between European Union law and national law, and the role of courts in defining that relationship. The book consists of four main parts - the structure and functioning of the European Court of Justice, material issues of European Union law, aspects of Irish law and transversal issues of national and European law. The contributors are all past and present members of the European bench, members or former members of the Irish judiciary or Bar and/or experts in European Union law, many of whom have worked with Mr Justice Fennelly during his long and distinguished career at the Bar and on the bench.
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BOOK: The Constitutional Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-05-31 05:47

A new title from Hart Publishing: The Constitutional Systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean - A contextual analysis.

The Commonwealth Caribbean comprises a group of countries (mainly islands) lying in an arc between Florida in the north and Venezuela in the south. Varying widely in terms of their size, population, ethnic composition and economic wealth, these countries are, nevertheless, linked by their shared experience of colonial rule under the British Empire and their decision, upon attaining independence, to adopt a constitutional system of government based on the so-called 'Westminster model'. 
Since independence these countries have, in the main, enjoyed a sustained period of relative political stability, which is in marked contrast to the experience of former British colonies in Africa and Asia. This book seeks to explore how much of this is due to their constitutional arrangements by examining the constitutional systems of these countries in their context and questioning how well the Westminster model of democracy has successfully adapted to its transplantation to the Commonwealth Caribbean. 
While taking due account of the region's colonial past and its imprint on postcolonial constitutionalism, the book also considers notable developments that have occurred since independence. These include the transformation of Guyana from a parliamentary democracy to a Cooperative Republic with an executive president; the creation of a Caribbean Single Market and Economy and its implications for national sovereignty; and the replacement of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council by the Caribbean Court of Justice as the final court of appeal for a number of countries in the region. The book also addresses the resurgence of interest in constitutional reform across the region in the last two decades, which has culminated in demands for radical reforms of the Westminster model of government and the severance of all remaining links with colonial rule.
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CALL: Post-doc researcher in the field of minority rights & European Union

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-05-31 04:54
The Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano is looking for a
Researcher (post-doc) in the field of European Union Law and Politics & Minority Rights.

Research focus:

  •  EU law and politics 
  •  Minority rights and diversity governance in the EU 
  •  European integration and minority regions 

Click here for further information.
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