02 May 2016

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Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, Baton Rouge



Annual Conference Registration




Links to Conference Hotels ($119 per night plus tax; book by May 8):
Complimentary bus service will be provided  morning and evening
Closest airport: Baton Rouge (BTR)

2016 Annual Conference: 
Unity and/or Diversity
Unité ou diversité


May 30 to June 1, 2016
Louisiana State University Law Center
Baton Rouge, USA



Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as an
 engine pulling legal traditions and systems towards 
convergence, harmonization, and unification. Today, legal pluralism 
pushes towards the recognition of human and social diversity. 
Does this mean that we have to choose between unity and 
diversity, Jus unum or juris diversitas?  To what extent do pluralistic 
societies embrace or reject harmonization and uniformity, 
or simply ignore them? Do we unify or add layers, increasing the 
complexity of legal orders? Does history reflect a move from 
diversity to unity or an ongoing conflict between the two? What 
makes unity successful or sustainable? This is an invitation to 
discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the development of laws and 
social norms, in the dialectical tension between the ontological 
unity of human beings and mankind and the plurality of individual 
aspirations and social arrangements.

Registration fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up 
for 2016. Membership and fee payment information is available on 
the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). 
Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the 
conference dinner (€50).

Contact: Prof. Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu

Program:
[Subject to change] 

Monday, May 30

8:30—9:15           Registration & Coffee

9:15—9:30           PLENARY—OPENING & WELCOMING ADDRESS

9:30—10:30        PLENARY—KEYNOTE     

·         The Problematic of Invisibility for Law in a Transnationalized World
Vivian Grosswald CurranUniversity of Pittsburgh (United States)

10:30—11:00      Break
11:00—12:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS I    

I.A          Remixing Legal Traditions

·         Canada’s Legal Traditions:  
Sources of Unification, Diversification or Inspiration?
Rosalie Jukier, , McGill University (Canada)
·         Unity and Diversity in Legal History of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Asya Ostroukh, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (Barbados)
·         Rebuilding the Somali Legal System: 
Towards a New Mixed Jurisdictions?
Salvatore Mancuso, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

I.B           Issues in Professional Liability: A Transnational Conversation
·         Unity and Diversity in European Product Liability Law
Ádám Fuglinszky, Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)
·         Towards a New Paradigm of Medical Liability: A Cultural Perspective
Elena Grasso, University of Genoa (Italy)
·         Professional Liability in Civil Law and in Common Law
Domitilla Vanni Di San Vincenzo, University of Palermo (Italy)

12:30—14:00      Lunch
14:00—15:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS II   
II.A         The Struggle for Legal Identity
·         An Essay on Ideology and Legal Education in Tiny Jurisdictions: 
The Example of Jersey
David Marrani, Institute of Law (Jersey)
·         Albanian Civil Code — 
An Example of Unity and Diversity in the Civil Law Family
Juliana Latifi, University of Tirana (Albania)
·         Commerce, Commonality, and Contract Law: 
Legal Reform in a Mixed Jurisdiction
Christopher K. Odinet, Southern University (United States)

II.B         L’absence de modèle unique : l’uniformisation en question
·         Construction d’une démocratie multi-cultuelle au Bénin: 
Accommodements entre religion chrétienne et culte traditionnel vodou
Eric Ngango Youmbi, Université de Maroua (Cameroun)
·         Harmoniser la diversité en droit des successions : 
oui mais avec précaution
Francesco Paolo Traisci, Università degli studi del Molise (Italy)

·         Un droit au salaire minimum : l’impossible unité ?
Alexis Bugada, Aix-Marseille Université (France)

15:30—16:00      Break

16:00—17:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS III  
III.A        Diverse in Unity?
·         Anglophone and Civilian Convergence: 
The Question of Public Cultivation and Learning
Joseph P. Garske, (United States)
·         Global Legal Scholarship at Local Level
Bianca Gardella Tedeschi, University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro (Italy)

·         Good Faith, United in Diversity?
Olivier Beddeleem, EDHEC Business School (France)

III.B        Societal and Legal Tensions in Africa
·         Mapping Traditional Authority Structures in a Post-Apartheid South Africa: 
Exploring the Status and Role of Traditional Authorities 
in a Decentralised Governance Structure
Christa Rautenbach, North-West University (South Africa)
·         Developments in Child Custody under Customary Law 
in Nigeria and South Africa
Kagiso A. Maphalle, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

·         Judicial Protection of Women’s Matrimonial Property Rights in Nigeria
Anthony C. Diala, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

19:30                     Conference Dinner

Tuesday, May 31

9:15—10:30        PARALLEL SESSIONS IV 
IV.A        Competition Worldwide: Legal Strategies and Challenges

·         International Fragmentation of Competition Law: 
The Actual and Expected Contribution of BRICS Countries
Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau (Macau)

·         Legal Diversity or Unity as a Product of Economic Strategies of Lawmakers 
under Regulatory Competition
Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas & Frédéric Marty, ESSEC Business School (Paris-Singapore) 
& GREDEG – CNRS / University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)

IV.B        Singular Voices in a Pluralistic Universe

·         Legal Transfers and National Traditions: 
Patterns of Modernization of the Public Administration 
in Polish Lands at the Turn of 18th and 19th Century
Michał Gałędek, University of Gdańsk (Poland)
·         Remedies for Trial Delay in Malta and Italy: 
a Laboratory for European Integration?
David Edward Zammit & Caroline Savvidis, University of Malta (Malta)

10:30—11:00      Break
11:00—12:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS V   
V.A         La mondialisation et ses tensions
·         La fiducie québécoise : tensions et (r)évolution
Caroline Le Breton-Prévost, Université McGill (Canada)
·         Mondialisation et droit de la concurrence : 
vers une bipolarisation autant qu’une harmonisation des règles de droit ?
Anne M. Tercinet, EM Lyon Business School (France)
·         Comment la doctrine économique américaine a participé à 
l’harmonisation des règles de droit antitrust en Europe ?
Jean-Christophe Roda, Université de Toulon (France)

V.B         United in Diversity
·         Enantiosis and Comparative Law: 
The Case of Essentially Oxymoronic Concepts
Rostam J. Neuwirth, University of Macau (Macau)
·         Toxic Legal Thought Patterns: 
Cognitive Rhetoric Explains the Need for a Comparative Approach 
to Rhetoric in Law
Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee (United States)
·         Dworkin on Legal Unity and Diversity
Christopher D. Boom, Tulane University (United States)

12:30—14:30      Lunch
14:30—16:00      PARALLEL SESSIONS VI 
VI.A       Fashion Law: Comparing Top Models

·         On Fashion: Introductory Remarks
Susy Inés Bello Knoll, Austral University (Argentina)
·         Intellectual Property in Argentina, Latin America and USA
Pamela Echeverria, Fashion Law Institute (Argentina)
·         Intellectual Property in France and the European Union
Alice Pezard, Conseiller honoraire à la Cour de cassation (France)

VI.B        Of Land, Blood and Race
·         Race and Nation. On Ius Sanguinis and the Origins of 
a Racist National Perspective
Carlos Amunátegui Perelló, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)
·         Land Reform and the Restructuring of Post-Apartheid Namibia 
with Specific Reference to Informal Settlements
Sam Kwesi Amoo, University of Namibia (Namibia)
·         “United in One Body:” 
Can ‘Black Lives Matter’ be Rousseau’s ‘Best Friends
Fernin F. Eaton, Baton Rouge (United States)

VI.C        Competition Worldwide: Legal Strategies and Challenges
·         International Fragmentation of Competition Law: 
The Actual and Expected Contribution of BRICS Countries
Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau (Macau)
·         Legal Diversity or Unity as a Product of Economic Strategies 
of Lawmakers under Regulatory Competition
Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas & Frédéric Marty, ESSEC Business School (Paris-Singapore) 
& GREDEG – CNRS / University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)

16:00—16:30      Break
16:30—17:30      Juris Diversitas General Meeting             
17:30—18:00      Break
18:00—19:30      Tucker Lecture                 
·         The Proposed Organization of American States Model Law 
on Simplified Corporations: 
Perspectives and Challenges
Francisco Reyes, Chairman of UNCITRAL,
Superintendent of Companies (Colombia)

19:30                     Reception                           

Wednesday, June 1

9:30—11:00        PARALLEL SESSIONS VII
VII.A      Beyond Universalism: Giving a Voice to the Unheard

·         The Emergence of Alternative Antidiscrimination Frameworks 
between Universality and Diversity
Raphaële Xenidis, European University Institute of Florence (Italy)
·         Beyond the Boundaries of Consensus: 
Comparative Law, Social Theory, and Dissent
Denis de Castro Halis, University of Macau (Macau)
·         Periodic Review of Human Rights: Does One Size Fit All in the Pacific?
Sue Farran, University of Northumbria (United Kingdom)

VII.B      Revisiting Human Rights: What Room for Consensus and Dissent

·         Participation of Lay Citizens in the Criminal Trial 
in a Comparative Perspective: 
The Criminal Jury in France and Belgium
Claire M. Germain, University of Florida (United States)
·         The Ambiguous Role of Comparative Law 
in the European Court of Human Rights’ Case Law: 
Unity and Diversity in Succession Law
Filippo Viglione & Giovanni Cinà, University of Padua (Italy)
·         Human Rights in National versus International Criminal Justice: 
The Gravity of Crimes as a Legitimate Source of Legal Pluralism?
Christophe Deprez, University of Liège (Belgium)
11:10—11:30      Break

11:30—12:30      Plenary—Closing Panel  
·         Empires as Engines of Mixed Legal Systems
Vernon V. Palmer, Tulane University (United States)
·         [Other participants to be announced]

01 April 2016

Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law

Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law


Edited by Sabino Cassese, Emeritus Justice, Italian Constitutional Court and Emeritus Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy 
This Handbook explores the main themes and topics of the emerging field of Global Administrative Law with contributions by leading scholars and experts from universities and organizations around the world. The variety of the subjects addressed and the internationality of the Handbook’s perspectives make for a truly global and multi-dimensional view of the field.
The book first examines the growth of global administrations, their interactions within global networks, the emergence of a global administrative process, and the development of the rule of law and democratic principles at a global level. It goes on to illustrate the relationship between global law and other legal orders, with particular attention to regional systems and national orders. The final section, devoted to the emergence of a global legal culture, brings the book full circle by identifying the growth of a global epistemic community.
The Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law provides a contemporary overview of the nascent field in detailed yet accessible terms, making it a valuable book for university courses. Academics and scholars with an interest in international law, administrative law, public law, and comparative law will find value in this book, as well as legal professionals involved with international and supranational organizations and national civil servants dealing with supranational organizations.

Critical Acclaim
‘This Handbook is an essential introduction to a key component of legal globalization analysis. Global Administrative Law theory is a crucial complement to all existing international law approaches, flowing from the realization that the world is nowadays increasingly governed by bodies – and networks of bodies – that have an administrative rather than political role. The panel of contributors includes most of the issue’s best experts, and they provide us with an indispensable intellectual background to enter into an analysis of what it is made of and how to subject it to the rule of law’
– Jean-Bernard Auby, The Paris Institute of Political Studies, France


14 March 2016

Spring 2016 International Law Colloquium



The annual International Law Colloquium sponsored by St. John's Center for International and Comparative Law brings leading scholars to campus to present their works to students and faculty. This year, we're pleased to welcome:
  • Dinah Shelton (2/8), George Washington University, If you Break it, do you own it? Legal Consequences of Environmental Harm from Military Activities
     
  • Susan Franck (2/22), Washington and Lee University, Inside the Arbitral Mind
     
  • Catherine Powell (3/7), Fordham University, How Women Could Transform the World, If Only We Would Let Them: Inclusive Security and Gender Performance
     
  • Carlos Vazquez (4/6), Georgetown Law Center, The 4th Restatement and the Doctrine of Self-Executing Treaties
     
  • Ruti Teitel (4/11), New York Law School, Transitional Justice and the Peace Process in Colombia
     
  • Molly Land (4/25), University of Connecticut, Human Rights and Intermediary Liability
All presentations take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in room 3-01H at St. John's Law. If you would like to attend one or more of our April 2016 colloquia, please contact Professor Peggy McGuinness at mcguinnm@stjohns.edu

Contact: St. John's University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

 

04 March 2016

Louisiana Law Review Symposium on the Future of the Civil Law


Louisiana—as the lone civil law jurisdiction in the United States—has been instrumental
in developing and maintaining one of the major legal traditions in the world, the civil law, in the English language. Indeed, having as its source Roman and Canon law, with Spanish and French influences dating back centuries, the civil law has developed over time to best suit the needs of the citizenry at the relevant time period. The development of this venerated legal tradition in English, particularly in Louisiana, has contributed to its influence and accessibility around the globe.
The continued viability of the civil law in Louisiana is possible because of the hard work of scholars throughout the state, and particularly the work of the great legal minds of the LSU Law Center. One such legal scholar is our very own Alain Levasseur, who has worked diligently to ensure that the civil law is accessible in English in Louisiana and abroad. This accessibility enables legal scholars from around the globe to share experiences and ideas regarding the history and future of the civil law tradition.
Please join the Louisiana Law Review, the  Center of Civil Law Studies, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center as we celebrate the development of the civil law in Louisiana, the accomplishments of Professor Levasseur, and the future of the civil law around the world.
For more information and to register,
go to: http://www.law.lsu.edu/symposium/ Registration is required
Venue: Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Schedule of Events
Opening Remarks
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Panel 1: The Law of Obligations in Louisiana and Abroad
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Break 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Commentator: Civil Code Drafting Styles and Conflicts of Law
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Lunch 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel 2: Translation of the Civil Law
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Commentator: Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Comparative Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Break 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Commentator: U.S. Discovery and Foreign Blocking Statutes
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Presentations
Opening RemarksMelissa Lonegrass: Professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Panel 1: The Law of Obligations in Louisiana and AbroadParticipants will discuss the development of the law of Obligations in Louisiana and in France.
Ronald Scalise: A.D. Freeman Professor of Civil Law, Tulane Law School
David Gruning: Professor, Loyola University College of Law
Michel Séjean: Professor, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Mustapha Mekki: Professor, Université Paris 13
Commentator: Civil Code Drafting Styles and Conflicts of LawProfessor Symeonides will discuss the extent to which judges may deviate from the text of a statute by examining recent statutes in which the legislature itself authorizes such a deviation.
Symeon Symeonides: Professor, Willamette University College of Law
Panel 2: Translating the Civil LawParticipants will discuss how the civil law was translated using French and Spanish sources and how the law has been translated contemporarily.
Agustín Parise: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Randy Trahan: Professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Commentator: Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Comparative Law in the Commonwealth CaribbeanProfessor Ostroukh will discuss the challenges she has faced in teaching comparative law at a university in the West Indies, and will focus on how certain characteristics of the region have shaped her experience of teaching comparative law.
Asya Ostroukh: Senior Lecturer, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados
Commentator: U.S. Discovery and Foreign Blocking StatutesProfessor Curran will discuss the relationship between U.S. discovery practices and
blocking statutes in France and Germany that have for decades impeded discovery efforts by U.S. entities.
Vivian Grosswald Curran: Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Also featured in Volume 76, Issue IV of the Louisiana Law Review, Liber Amicorum: Professor Alain A. Levasseur, without presentation:
Nicholas Kasirer: Justice of the Court of Appeal for Québec
Jean-Louis Baudouin: Counsel, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

27 February 2016

You are invited to the book launch for
Volume I of the series
STUDIES IN THE CONTRACT LAWS OF ASIA
Remedies for Breach of Contract
Edited by
Mindy Chen-Wishart
(Oxford University, (fractional) National University of Singapore)
Alexander Loke
(City University Hong Kong)
Burton Ong
(National University of Singapore)

to be held in
The Cube Lecture Room, Oxford University Faculty of Law
St Cross Building, Oxford, OX1 3UL
on
3 March 2016, 5.20-6.45pm
Speakers:
Dean Professor Anne Davies Welcome and introduction
Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart Why no sensible people would attempt such a project
Lord Toulson Comment
Professor Hugh Beale Comment
The event will be followed by drinks

Please RSVP to: mindy.chen-wishart@law.ox.ac.uk

11 January 2016

Juris Diversitas Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS PROLONGED

2016 Annual Conference: 
Unity and/or Diversity

May 30 to June 1, 2016
Louisiana State University Law Center, USA

 Still time to submit, do not miss the event!

Over 50 submissions accepted so far, from scholars worldwide


Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as an
 engine pulling legal traditions and systems towards 
convergence, harmonization, and unification. Today, legal pluralism 
pushes towards the recognition of human and social diversity. 
Does this mean that we have to choose between unity and 
diversity, Jus unum or juris diversitas?  To what extent do pluralistic 
societies embrace or reject harmonization and uniformity, 
or simply ignore them? Do we unify or add layers, increasing the 
complexity of legal orders? Does history reflect a move from 
diversity to unity or an ongoing conflict between the two? What 
makes unity successful or sustainable? This is an invitation to 
discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the development of laws and 
social norms, in the dialectical tension between the ontological 
unity of human beings and mankind and the plurality of individual 
aspirations and social arrangements.

Submissions: Panel proposals are strongly
encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and
scholars from outside the discipline of law. While parallel sessions
of three twenty-minute presentations will be used, we 
encourage more original session structures.

Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of 
circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals) should 
be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at 
JDLSU2016@gmail.com by February 29, 2016 
with a short biography listing major or relevant publications. 
Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, 
so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into 
the conference program.

Registration fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up 
for 2016. Membership and fee payment information is available on 
the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). 
Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the 
conference dinner (€50).

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