30 May 2023

Juris Diversitas 8th General Conference


Email Professor Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu, with indication of name, institution and email address as you want them to appear on the list of participants. 

Conference Fees:

€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members who paid their 2023 dues. Special rate for young scholars under the age of thirty coming for the first time and scholars in developing nations: €150 or €75 for Juris Diversitas members who paid their 2022 dues. Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

A reduction of €25 will be applied to the fees for registration before 31 March 2023.

Dates & Venue:

19-21 June 2023

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali – DEMS

Via Maqueda, 324

90134 Palermo, Italia

To download the program / Pour télécharger le programme  Click here / Cliquer ici 

28 April 2023

Religious Accomodation and its Limits


Farrah Raza

Drawing on case studies from the US, the UK, Germany and France, this book proposes an innovative harm based model for dealing with religious accommodation.

Migrant Labour and the Reshaping of Employment Law

Migrant Labour 

and the Reshaping 

of Employment Law

Edited by  Bernard Ryan and Rebecca Zahn

This important book examines the implications of labour migration for employment law regimes in highly-developed countries, an increasingly topical and important area of interdisciplinary legal study

The Irish Yearbook of International Law - vol. 15, 2020


The Irish Yearbook of International Law,
Volume 15, 2020

Edited by Bríd Ní Ghráinne, James Gallen and Richard Collins

This new volume includes contributions on international humanitarian law.


The Foundations of Russian Law

The Foundations of
Russian Law

Edited by Marianna Muravyeva

An accessible and scholarly account of the foundations of Russian law and its principal areas by leading experts in the field.

13 April 2023

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists : Fifth World Congress 2023 - Mixity in Private Law and/or Public Law (June 14 -16 2023)


The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists : Fifth World Congress 2023

Mixity in Private Law and/or Public Law (June 14 -16 2023)

(Online Registration for Attendees : https://www.um.edu.mt/events/jurists2023/ )


                                                    Sponsored by :               

                 The Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta,

The Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law,

                                         Tulane University,

                                            & Ganado Advocates


 Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 You are cordially invited to attend the 5th Worldwide Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions, which will be    held in beautiful Malta on June 14-16, 2023. 

The theme of the Congress is “Mixity in Private Law and/or Public Law”, and as you can see from the schedule and lineup of speakers, it promises to be one of the most exciting international conferences in world.  I invite you to register here https://www.um.edu.mt/events/jurists2023/  and join us to enjoy scenic Malta, gala dinners, and three days of intellectual stimulation.

 With kind regards,

Vernon Valentine Palmer  

President of the World Society of Mixed  Jurisdiction Jurists


Wednesday 14th of June

5:00 pm

Registration: University of Malta, Valletta Campus

6:00 pm


Thursday 15th of June



9:05 - 10:20

Parallel sessions : Crossing the Public/Private Law Divide in Mixed Jurisdictions

Parallel sessions : Legal Transplants in Criminal and Procedural Law

JACQUES DU PLESSIS: Private Law and the State : A South African Perspective

YASUNORI KASAI: Mixed Nature of the Criminal Justice in Japan

CHRISTA RAUTENBACH : Traditional Leadership and Justice in South Africa : Blurring the Lines between Private and Public Law ?

SEONWHA KIM: An Unstable Combination - A Glimpse into the Korean Jury Trial System

IBTISAM SADEGH and David Edward ZAMMIT : Managing Mixity in Marriage Law and Society: Comparing Ceuta and Malta

PATRICK GALEA: The Mixed Origins and Character of the Maltese Civil Process

10:20 to 10:40

Coffee Break


Parallel sessions: From Mixity to Hybridization : Complex Mixtures in Private Law

Parallel sessions: Mixity in Public Law

10:40 to 12:00

AMIHAI RADZYNER: The American Influence on the Israeli Inheritance Law

KEVIN AQUILINA: Mixity in Maltese Public Law : The Constitution of Malta as a Microcosm of the Maltese Mixed Legal System

RONALD J. SCALISE Jr: Holographic wills : A Forgotten Dividing Line between Civil and Common and What it Means for Mixed Jurisdictions

YAIR SAGY: Comparative Modes of Judicial Review of Administrative Agencies : What Do Mixed Jurisdiction Bring to the Table ? - The Israeli Test Case

KURT XERRI: The Effect of Fiduciary Obligations on the Maltese Civil Law Contract of Mandate

DELANO COLE VAN DER LINDE: The Complex Hybridity of South African Criminal Law

12:00 to 13:00


13:00 to 14:00

Parallel sessions: The Erosion of Differences in Mixed Jurisdictions 

Parallel sessions: Judges as Agents of Diffusion

GIANLUCA PAROLIN: Postcolonial Quandary: Revisiting Malta’s Mixity through Linguistic Practices

NOÉMI ETCHENAGUCIA: The Courtroom: Theater of a Mixture of Methods

SALLY BROWN RICHARDSON: Are All Jurisdictions Community? How Mixing Marital Property Rules Has Led Jurisdictions To Have Community Property

ARIE REICH:  European and US Influence of the Israeli Judiciary: Ambivalence and/or Coherence?

14:00 to 15:30


Maltese Legal Mixity and Hybridity

15:30 to 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 pm to 17:00

Parallel sessions: Mixity as a Tool of Post Colonial Governance

Parallel sessions: Dialogues Made Possible through Mixity

14:00 to 15:30

JEANISE DALLI: Codified Legislation Based on a Common Law Approach: The Case of FGM Regulation

ROSALIE JUKIER and DAVID HOWES: Judicial Dialogues in Mixed Jurisdiction Courts : How Civilian and Common Law Judges Converse on Canada’s Supreme Court

QUAMAR MISHIRQI - ASSAD and ALEXANDRE (SANDY) KEDAR : A Legal-Geographical Examination of the Transformation of the Susiya-Area in the Occupied Palestinian Territories 1967 to 1998

AUGUSTIN PARISE : Mixité sans frontières. The 1950 Dissemination of Louisiana Public and Private Law Publications in French Legal Institutions

ENYINNA S. NWAUCHE: The Future of African Indigenous Law

GUIGUO WANG: International Rule of Law From a Mixed Culture Perspective


Evening free

Friday 16th of June



9:05 to 10:20

Parallel sessions: Mixity and EU Law

Parallel sessions: Tort Law as a Vehicle for the Hybridization of Private Law

TIZIANA FILLETI: Is the Mixity of Maltese Corporate Law About to be Compromised?

TAMAR GIDRON: Proportionality in Israeli Law of Torts - a Mixture of Public Law Values and Private Law Liability

ANA MERCEDES LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ: The Transposition of the EU Directive on Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers : Lessons for Mixed Jurisdictions.

DAVID GILLES: How to Build Historical Social Acceptation Under the British Rule of Law in Old French Colonies : Quebec and Mauritius Under Civil and Commercial Law (1760-1810)

IVAN SAMMUT: Is European Union Law a Typical Mixed Legal System, or Is It a Civil Law System With Common Law Influence?

EMI MATSUMOTO: Causation in Japanese Tort Law from the Perspective of Mixed Legal Systems

10:20 to 10:40

Coffee break

10:40  to 12:20

Parallel sessions: The Creativity of Jurists in Mixed Jurisdictions

Parallel sessions: Newly Recognized Mixed Jurisdictions

DAVID CABRELLI and LAURA MACGREGOR : Contractual Good Faith in Scots Law: The Way Forward?

ADAM FEIBELMAN: Goa : An Overlooked Mixed Jurisdiction

IGNAZIO CASTELLUCCI: The Enigmatic Creativity of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

SHAEL HERMAN: France’s Pluralistic Experiment with Jewish Communities and Their Laws

MARKUS G. PUDER: The Voice of Mixed Jurisdictions in the Comparative Law Discourse


MARK SAMMUT SASSI : Common Law Contributions

To the Maltese Rendition of the French Penal Code

JULIANA LATIFI: Albanian Civil Code : A Mixture Between Tradition and Civil Codes - Models of the Civil Law Family

12:20 to 13:20

Lunch break


13:20 to 14:20

Keynote speech: The Honorable IAN FORRESTER KC :  From Six to Twenty  Eight :  Building Consensus Between Different Traditions

14:20 to 15:20

Business Meeting :  The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists 


Afternoon free



 Gala Dinner in Valletta 


Saturday 17th June

9:00 to 12:00

Optional Walking Tour of Vittoriosa (for those registered)

 To Register Online to Attend the 5th Worldwide Congress, click here : 


21 February 2023

Juris Diversitas 8th General Conference: Late Submissions Are Still Accepted



8th General Conference / 8e Congrès général
Palermo, Italy, 19-21 June / juin 2023


Dystopian Visions of the Law / 

Regards dystopiques sur le droit





Click here / Cliquer ici

Videos of the 2021 Juris Diversitas Conference are Accessible on YouTube


Most sessions of the 7th General conference on The Dark Side of the Law (La face cachée du droit) are now accessible to the public on YouTube. To access the links, click on the Events menu, go down to the program of the 2021 7th General Conference and click on the session name you want to view to access the video. 

09 February 2023

Choices, Limits and Consequences of Harmonisation of Commercial Law - The Circle of Harmonisation Law

Choices, Limits and Consequences of Harmonisation of Commercial Law - The Circle of Harmonisation Law

Morten Midtgaard Fogt

The harmonisation of private commercial law and the application of the various instruments of harmonisation are becoming increasingly complex. New formal or informal means of harmonisation are added to the panorama of harmonisation instruments and new actors, be it at global, regional or national level, are introduced as well. Regional harmonisation sets its footprint both internally and externally. Innovative (or reintroduced) methods and phenomena for the harmonisation of commercial law have been suggested. Still, the most important and dominant means of harmonisation are the traditional multilateral conventions, the flexibility of which have been improved by different types of reservations and review and/or revision clauses. Taken together, the harmonisation process with its various and different means constitutes a circle of law harmonisation, in which circle there is an interaction between, and reciprocal influence of, all the various formal or informal means of harmonisation.

This book analyses the process of law harmonisation with the focus on choices, limits and consequences and uses in particular the CISG and Cape Town Conventions as examples. It takes into account means, methods, role of old and new actors, principles of interpretation and gap-filling, impact of judicial bodies and their law-finding and possible law-making function.

An important issue, which transcends the work, is how to strike the balance between the harmonisation by formal means of legislation and the creative law-making role of jurisprudence and doctrine in order to accommodate the promotion of a dynamic and continued progress in the harmonisation, the necessary degree of predictability and legal certainty, and a clear distinction from the otherwise non-harmonised applicable national law.

20 January 2023

Call for Expressions of Interest as Scientific Director of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law

 Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL)

Call for Expressions of Interest as 

Scientific Director of the 

International Institute for the Sociology of Law

The International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) located in Oñati, Spain is issuing a call through the Research Committee for the Sociology of Law (RCSL) of the International Sociological Association for nominations for the position of Scientific Director. The term of the Scientific Director (SD) at the IISL is typically two years, unless exceptional circumstances justify an extension. The current SD’s term ends in August 2024 and a new Director commences in September. Outstanding scholars around the world working in the field of law and society are invited to submit an expression of interest in the position of Scientific Director of the IISL for the 2024-2026 term.

The IISL is a leading institution for the sociology of law, with an international reputation http://www.iisj.net/. IISL welcomes students and faculty from around the world for the master’s program and has created a worldwide network of socio-legal scholars and researchers through international workshops, conferences, and summer courses each year, as well as individual visitors. The IISL hosts one of the leading libraries for sociology of law. It offers grants to support visitors and publishes highly regarded book series and journals. It contributes decisively to the reputation of the Basque Country with respect to academic research and  professional training. It plays an essential role in the life of the RCSL  https://rcsl.hypotheses.org/. The IISL celebrated its 30th anniversary with a RCSL Conference in Oñati in June 2019 http://www.iisj.net/es/node/2126. 

The Scientific Director will become a fellow of the Ikerbasque Foundation for Scientific Research in the Basque Country and a distinguished professor at the University of the Basque Country during the term.