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

ven, 2014-08-29 09:48
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.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Opinio Juris in Comparatione Vl I, No. I, 2013

mer, 2014-08-27 09:08
A new nember of Opinio Juris in Comparatione is now avaliable online, as follows the table of content of this issue.
Click here to access the journal's page

Articles
Proportional Liability as an Application of the Precautionary Principle. Comparative Analysis of the Italian ExperiencePDFGiovanni Comandé, Luca NoccoWhat Would Happen To the Actual Malice Doctrine in a Severely Polarized Democracy?—The Case of TaiwanPDFJimmy Chia-Shin HsuThe age of integration: cross border family faces financial remediesPDFCinzia ValenteEssaysInternational Cooperation and Consumer Protection in Retail Energy MarketsPDFCristiano ArtizzuSelected Conference ProceedingsSome Ideas from “Intellectual Property between Traditional Dogmas and Modern Challenges” Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Seminar Series March-April 2013PDFSilvia ScalziniNews and book reviewsGetting around the cloud(s) - “Technical and legal issues on Cloud services”PDFOpinio Juris in Comparatione Editorial Team
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: Tulane European and Civil Law Forum (Special Issue - The Catania Papers)

lun, 2014-08-25 06:20
Volume 29 of the Tulane European and Civil Law Forum is out.

The volume is a special issue that developed out the Filling the Gaps: the Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond Conference held in Catania from 27-28 May 2013.

The original Call for Papers is here; the programme is here.

The conference was supported by the Protection Project at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in cooperation with the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (WSMJJ), and the Tulane University Law School Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law. It was hosted by the Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e sociali of the University of Catania.

The contents of the volume, referred to as 'The Catania Papers' are available here and below:


Catégories: Comparative Law News

JURIS DIVERSITAS ANNOUNCEMENT: New Web Editor for the Juris Diversitas Blog

sam, 2014-08-23 08:30
The Executive of Juris Diversitas is pleased to announce that Antonio Zuccaro has agreed to act as Web Editor for Juris Diversitas:
Antonio Zuccaro has a Masters Degree from the University of Catania (with a thesis in comparative private law) He is a PhD candidate in European Comparative Legal Studies at the University of Trento (Italy). His main fields of research include Comparative Constitutional law, BioLaw, Bioethics, and European Union Law and Citizenship Rights. He is on the Editorial Board of the BioLaw Journal, edited by the University of Trento, and Web Editor for the PRIN (Program of Research of Relevant National Interest) Jurisdictions and Pluralism and for Trento’s Laboratorio di Innovazione Istituzionale per l’Autonomia Integrale.
Antonio will serve as the primary contact person for the Juris Diversitas Blog and Facebook pages. He will also be working to make both more accessible and participatory. He can be contacted at Antonio.Zuccaro@unitn.it.


Catégories: Comparative Law News

JURIS DIVERSITAS ANNOUNCEMENT: New Series Editor for the Juris Diversitas Book Series

ven, 2014-08-22 11:58
The Executive of Juris Diversitas is pleased to announce that Julian Sidoli del Ceno has agreed to act with Seán Patrick Donlan as Series Editors of our Juris Diversitas Book Series with Ashgate Publishing:
Julian is a barrister and a Reader in Property Law and Dispute Resolution at Birmingham City University. Having originally studied Philosophy and Greek at University College London, Julian is particularly keen on theoretical and jurisprudential aspects of law and alternative forms of justice. His research interests include property law, particularly landlord and tenant and alternative dispute resolution. He has authored work on mediation, adjudication, social participation and housing rights among other topics. He is currently working on a monograph on the Jurisprudence of Mediation and papers based around bottom-up or horizontal forms of justice. Julian is Co-chair of the European Network of Housing Research Housing Law Working Party. Julian has won numerous awards including Best Paper at the 2013 RICS COBRA conference in New Delhi, Peer Reviewer of the Year 2013 for Emerald Publishing Group's International Journal of the Law of the Built Environment, and the "Extra Mile" Teaching Prize. He ‎has twice been nominated for national mediation awards.

Julian will serve as the primary contact person for the series. He is keen to hear from potential authors and editors and would be happy to engage in a creative dialogue with them over the publication of future volumes. He can be contacted at Julian.Sidolidelceno@bcu.ac.uk
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: Who shouldn't be in law school?

ven, 2014-08-22 10:20
ABA  Journal just published an interesting article 'Who shouldn't be in law school?'

As ABA Journal noted, this week, George Mason University law professor Michael Krauss laid out plainly which students he thinks belong in law school—and which do not.

Students interested in "pursuing justice," in helping those who can't afford legal help, and "in soberly attempting to understand and solve the incredibly difficult, and incredibly interesting, intellectual problems that underlie so many of today’s legal disputes" are sorely needed, Krauss wrote.

And those in law school because they didn't know what else to do after finishing undergrad and only really have a goal of making a lot of money "chose the wrong generation to go to law school," Krauss wrote.

So this week, ABA asked: Who are the students that the legal profession needs, and can succeed with a law degree? And who should get the idea out of their heads as soon as possible?

Page of the article and comments here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Caucasus and Central Asia

ven, 2014-08-22 09:54
Kiel Center of Eurasian Economic Law at the Institute of East European Law of the University of Kiel has announced an international conference 'Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of the Caucasus and Central Asia: Public and Private Issues'.

Target group: legal researchers and practitioners, governmental officials, who deal with settlement of public and private disputes in the area of international trade in the region of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Conference language: English and Russian with simultaneous translation.

Topics: The Conference will deal with the mechanisms of settlement of public and private disputes in the area of international trade in the region of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Efficient and reliable dispute settlement mechanisms are substantial for international trade, which is an important vehicle of every modern economy. During the last decades, the countries of the region under consideration have adopted a lot of national rules (e.g. laws on international commercial arbitration) and joined a number of treaties (i.e. some of the countries are the members of the WTO; there are specific treaties within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasian Economic Community; a new Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union has been signed recently) which are related to dispute settlement in trade matters. This Conference will focus on settlement of trade disputes under public international law and private trade disputes with an international link.

Speakers: The Conference will offer an opportunity for discussions with high-level representatives from the countries of the region, EU Member States and institutions, international organizations as well as academics and practitioners with extensive experience in the field of international dispute settlement. The list of the speakers will be available soon.

Details here.

Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Legal Research Methods and Methodologies

ven, 2014-08-22 03:07
University of Bristol hosts the Conference 2014 Legal Research Methods and Methodologies “Celebrating Diversity, Sharing Insights” 16 Sept, Bristol.

Program of the Conference includes:

· a detailed description of the primary method (or combination of methods) used to address a particular project;

· the journey embarked on in reaching the project’s research design and why certain methods and methodologies were chosen to be used in that particular project;

· the practical experience of using that method or methods, to include how any problems or limitations were addressed; and

· comment more generally on the rationale of using specific methods and their place in advancing our understanding of particular issues in the legal environment.

Detailed program here.

Please email rm2014bristol@gmail.com to register to attend the conference.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

eJOURNAL:New Journal of European Criminal Law

mer, 2014-08-20 15:25
New Journal of European Criminal Law
Volume 5  / 2014 / 02

EDITORIAL
Gary Becker and the Economics of Traffi cking in Human Beings
PAUL DE HERT AND JULIA MURASZKIEWICZ

ARTICLES

Suicide in Detention in the Light of the Human Rights Convention
EVELINE THOONEN AND WILMA DUIJST

Inquisitorial and Adversarial Expert Examinations in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights
TOM DECAIGNY

The Principle of Proportionality under the European Arrest Warrant – with an Excursus on Poland
TOMASZ OSTROPOLSKI

Enforcing the Market Abuse Regime: Towards an Integrated Model of Criminal and Administrative Law Enforcement in the European Union?
MICHIEL LUCHTMAN AND JOHN VERVAELE

Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Presumption of Innocence under Article 6(2) ECHR
JOHAN BOUCHT

A Short Note on the Development of the Criminal Justice System after the Accession of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation
ELENA A. KREMYANSKAYA
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: Privileging (Some Forms of) Interdisciplinarity and Interpretation: Methods in Comparative Law

mer, 2014-08-20 15:17
A new articlefrom SSRN:
Privileging (Some Forms of) Interdisciplinarity and Interpretation: Methods in Comparative LawBy Suryapratim Roy University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
Abstract:      

How should comparative law scholars engage with other disciplines? Which social sciences are relevant for the purpose of comparison? Such questions are important for the process of comparison, as disciplinary self-regulation (and interaction between disciplines) is not a neutral and objective process, and is always informed by embedded political, ideological, ethical preferences. Or, the act of selecting ways of reading, thinking and writing in the service of any task requires the explicit or implicit endorsement of epistemic and hermeneutic authority.

In this essay, I review three recent volumes on comparative law – a companion volume, a book of practice-oriented reflections by scholars who engage in comparative legal scholarship, and a region-specific contribution on Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia. The approaches adopted in the volumes – concentrating on the science of comparative law, finding a middle way between too much complexity and too little, concentrating on region-specific complexities – do not address the issue of negotiating epistemic and hermeneutic authority posed above. Such negotiation may be facilitated by concentrating on what I suggest is the organising principle of the discipline of comparative law: identifying the construction, perpetuation and functionality of the internal authority of law.
Click here to download the article.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

eJOURNAL: German Law Journal - Special Issue on: EU Citizenship: Twenty Years On

lun, 2014-08-18 16:13


Patricia Mindus of Uppsala University has assembled a special issue on European Citizenship - marking the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the concept in the Maastricht Treaty - that treats the question in all its complexity.  Prof. Mindus explains that "Much has happened in and across the EU since Union citizenship was first introduced. Though many question its value, few advocate its irrelevance. This special issue takes stock of how EU citizenship has evolved over the last two decades and what ideas it conveys into the future."
Click here to view this issue.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK:An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research

lun, 2014-08-18 15:54
A new book from Oxford University Press, as follows the main features of this publication:
  • A concise, accessible introduction to understanding, conducting, and evaluating empirical research in a legal context ts the foundations of statistical modelling and analysis in a language accessible to lawyers with no background in mathematics or formal social science methods.
  • Presents the foundations of statistical modelling and analysis in a language accessible to lawyers with no background in mathematics or formal social science methods
  • Supported by an extensive companion website that includes detailed case studies and sample data sets, introductions to statistical software, guides to best practice, and extensive references for further reading
Click here for further information.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SSRN PAPER: Mobilizing Law for Justice in Asia: A Comparative Approach

lun, 2014-08-18 15:02

FRANK W. MUNGER, New York Law School
Email: fmunger@nyls.edu
SCOTT L. CUMMINGS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
Email: cummings@law.ucla.edu
LOUISE G. TRUBEK, University of Wisconsin Law School
Email: lgtrubek@facstaff.wisc.eduThis article offers a comparative framework for studying why and how law is mobilized to advance justice claims by marginalized groups in Asia. In it, we build upon a series of collaborative exchanges between practitioners and scholars on the role of social justice lawyers in eleven Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Based on lessons from this collaboration, we suggest that one way to understand variation in the type and scope of legal mobilization for the politically weak is in relation to two important domestic factors: political openness and autonomy of law. We use these factors to explore the institutions that shape legal mobilization across the region, focusing attention on how they influence sites and strategies for advancing justice in specific countries. We then consider how political openness and autonomy of law interact with global factors to influence the availability and type of funding for social justice work. Our main goal is to show how comparative analysis illuminates context-specific reasons for differences in social justice practice, while providing a framework to guide deeper investigation of the role of law in Asian development. A central finding from our research is that Asian lawyers who mobilize law for social justice, though marginal in numbers and status, often help to open new paths for change.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: Legal Thought And Philosophy

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

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.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL:Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law - Special Issue: The Constitutional Adulthood of Multi-Level Governance

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
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Law and Communication

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!
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: 2014 ABA Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference

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

 
Catégories: Comparative Law News

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

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

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