20 September 2016

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, UCLA April 2017

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop
April 28-29, 2017
UCLA School of Law

Announcement and Call for Papers

Organized by Máximo Langer (University of California at Los Angeles), Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law), and Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University)

Co-sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Illinois College of Law, Princeton University, and the American Society of Comparative Law

We invite all interested comparative law scholars to consider submitting a paper to the next annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017, at UCLA School of Law.  We will accept up to seven papers for workshop discussion, and we plan to select a mix of both junior and senior scholars.

Interested authors should submit papers to Máximo Langer at UCLA School of Law langer@law.ucla.edu  by February 1, 2017.  We will inform authors of our decision by March 1, 2017.   Participants whose papers have been accepted should plan to arrive in Los Angeles, California by Thursday night on April 27, 2017, and to leave on Saturday April 29, 2017 in the late afternoon/evening. 

The annual workshop continues to be an important forum in which comparative law work in progress can be explored among colleagues in a serious and thorough manner that will be truly helpful to the respective authors.   "Work in progress" means scholarship that has reached a stage at which it is substantial enough to merit serious discussion and critique but that has not yet appeared in print (and can still be revised after the workshop, if it has already been accepted for publication.)   It includes law review articles, book chapters or outlines, substantial book reviews, and other appropriate genres.

We ask for only one contribution per author and also ask authors to limit their papers to 50 pages in length, or, if the paper (or book chapter) is longer, to indicate which 50 pages they would like to have read and discussed. 

            Our objective is not only to provide an opportunity for the discussion of scholarly work but also to create the opportunity for comparative lawyers to get together for two days devoted to nothing but talking shop, both in the sessions and outside. We hope that this will create synergy that fosters more dialogue, cooperation, and an increased sense of coherence for the discipline.

The participants in the workshop will consist of the respective authors, commentators, and faculty members of the host institutions.  The overall group will be kept small enough to sit around a large table and to allow serious discussion.  The papers will not be presented at the workshop. They will be distributed well in advance and every participant must have read them before attending the meeting.  Each paper will be introduced and discussed first by two commentators before opening the discussion to the other workshop participants.  Each of the authors selected for the workshop is expected to have read and to be prepared to discuss each of the papers selected.  The author of each paper will be given an opportunity to respond and ask questions of his or her own.  There are no plans to publish the papers. Instead, it is up to the authors to seek publication if, and wherever, they wish.  The goal of the workshop is to improve the work before publication. 

The Workshop will be funded by the host school and by the American Society of Comparative Law. Authors of papers and commentators will be reimbursed for their travel expenses and accommodation up to $600, by either by the American Society of Comparative Law or UCLA School of Law, in accordance with the ASCL reimbursement policy (as posted on its webpage.)  We ask that authors inquire into funding opportunities at their home institutions before applying for reimbursement by the ASCL or by the University of Illinois.  

14 September 2016

Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World at Tulane, November 4, 2016

Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World:
Legal Tradition, Laws and Customs
in Luisiana and the Floridas
4 November 2016 – Tulane University School of Law

Supported by the Tulane University School of Law and The Portalis Society, the conference brings together historians and legal historians to discuss the laws, customs, and institutions of Spanish Louisiana and the Floridas. The scope is intentionally broad and covers almost anything linked to law and culture (doctrine, personalities, property, politics, extra-legal norms, etc).

Lawyers of Early New Orleans
Kenneth Aslakson (History, Union College) 

Spanish Law, Encyclopaedias, and the Digest of 1808
John W Cairns (Law, Edinburgh)

Through a Glass Darkly:
The Minor Judiciary of Feliciana, c1803-1810
Seán Patrick Donlan (Law, South Pacific)

 “The Spanish Spirit in This Country”: Newcomers to Louisiana in 1803-1805, and Their Perceptions of the Spanish Regime
Eberhard (Lo) Faber (Music, Loyola)

A Confusion of Institutions:
Spanish Law and Practice in a Franco-phone Colony Louisiana, 1763-c1798
Paul Hoffman (History (Emeritus), Louisiana State)

A Dark Legacy of Spanish Governance: The Tradition of Extra-Legal Violence in Louisiana's Florida Parishes
Samuel C Hyde, Jr (History, Southeastern Louisiana)

The Supreme Court, Florida Land Claims, and Derecho Indiano
MC Mirow (Law, Florida International)

Allegiance and Privilege:
William Panton and the Spanish Realm
David Narrett (History, Texas at Arlington)

Reclaiming Homes across the Florida Straits
Susan Richbourg Parker (St Augustine Historical Society)

The Prosecution of Clement:
Slave Violence and Spanish Legal Process in New Orleans, 1777-78
Jennifer M Spear (History, Simon Fraser University)

Entangled Lives, Entangled Law:
Women of Property in early Louisiana
Sara Brooks Sundberg (History, University of Central Missouri)

Vernon Valentine Palmer
Thomas Pickles Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Eason Weinmann Center for
International and Comparative Law
Tulane Law School

01 September 2016

Louisiana State University Seeks to Recruit a Civil Law Professor

The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members with a starting date in August 2017. Among others, we are looking for a civil law professor, preferably with a comparative law/international law profile, to teach civil law classes in our bi-jural, civil law and common law curriculum. International applicants should contact Prof. Bill Corbett (bill.corbett@law.lsu.edu) or Prof. Missy Lonegrass (missy.lonegrass@law.lsu.edu) and email them their resume at their earliest convenience, as the Faculty Appointment Committee will start organizing preliminary interviews in September 2016, and call shortlisted candidates for onsite visits in October and November. They may also want to contact Prof. Olivier Moréteau (olivier.moreteau@law.lsu.edu) for feedback on the LSU Law Center and its teaching and research activities. Below is the text of the official announcement.

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members. Areas of particular interest to us include the following: business/transactional law; clinical; criminal law and criminal procedure; evidence; family law; and civil, international and/or comparative law. We also may consider applicants who specialize in areas other than those listed. Applicants should have superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship. Contact: Melissa T. Lonegrass or William R. Corbett, Co-Chairs of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 110 LSU Union Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106. The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

18 August 2016

Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

Volume 19 (2016) Preview

Tim Stephens and Ed Couzens
Enhancing Chinese law and practice to combat illegal unreported
and unregulated fishing and trade
Juan He
The role of public and private insurance in reducing losses from extreme weather events and disasters
Howard Kunreuther and Rosemary Lyster
Exploring new research directions for achieving a sustainable future: what can be learned from the biofuel weed risk case study?
Elodie Le Gal
The relevance of the no-harm principle to climate change law and politics
Benoît Mayer
Biological diversity conservation laws in South East Asia and Singapore: a regional approach in pursuit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?
Burton Ong, Lye Lin-Heng and Joseph Chun
Country Report
‘Walking a tightrope’: India’s challenges in meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with specific reference to climate change
Bill Pritchard
Book Reviews
S Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman and Hao Duy Phan (eds),Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015) 456 pp.
Reviewed by Adam Byrne
Joshua Bishop and Chloe Hill (eds), Global Biodiversity Finance:
The Case for International Payments for Ecosystem Services

(Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2014) 208 pp.
Reviewed by Evan Hamman
Simon Marsden and Elizabeth Brandon, Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia: Practice and Prospects with the UNECE Agreements (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015) 360 pp.
Reviewed by Michelle Lim
Rosemary Lyster, Climate Justice and Disaster Law (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2016) 436 pp.
Reviewed by Jeffrey McGee

26 July 2016

The Italian Law Journal

Another exciting issue of (2016) 2:1 Italian Law Journal!
And it includes Francesco Delfini,
'Instances of Civil Law in North American
Common Law Tradition: Cause and Consideration
in Quebec and ‪#‎Louisiana‬ Civil Codes'
The complete journal is available at http://www.theitalianlawjournal.it/editors/

10 July 2016

EUtopia: We the people of the European Union...

Olivier Moréteau launched a new blog, EUtopia, to rethink the European Union in a context of crisis: 

"A fully independent place to rethink the European Union in the perspective of the people and in view of promoting a healthy debate on its future. The approach is meant to encompass multiple dimensions of European integration: historical, philosophical, spiritual, political, legal, economical, sociological, demographic, linguistic etc. in view of proposing elements for a Constitution of the EU, with a federalist inspiration."

08 July 2016



Logiques politique et sociale

Eric Ngango Youmbi

Préface de Frédéric Joël Aïvo
Études africaines - Droit

Le présent ouvrage, destiné aux enseignants, chercheurs, praticiens du droit, acteurs de la société civile, citoyens, est construit sur l'exploitation de 23 ans de jurisprudence. Il est une contribution déterminante à la connaissance et la vulgarisation des droits africains. L'auteur se positionne en précepteur enflammé de la doctrine de la « déconstruction-reconstruction », qui propose de construire sur les décombres des thèses classiques, un système de droit public bâti sur la lutte contre les immunités du pouvoir et tourné corrélativement vers la protection des droits et libertés individuels.

05 July 2016

Call For Papers: Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue femmes et droit

Appel à communications – édition spéciale dans la Revue femmes et droit 
Commémoration des travaux de la professeure Nicole LaViolette
La Revue femmes et droit sollicite des observations rédigées en français sur l’intersection des LGBTQ et des réfugiés. Cette édition spéciale commémore les travaux de la professeure Nicole LaViolette dont le travail a contribué à mieux comprendre les croisements entre l’orientation et l’identité sexuelles et la migration forcée au Canada et à l’échelle internationale. Dans ce numéro spécial, on cherche à faire avancer les travaux de la professeure LaViolette. Les auteurs sont invités à puiser dans une bibliographie annotée que la professeure LaViolette et Mary Kapron ont compilée en vue de générer des idées ou de l’utiliser comme source (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2457503) Les articles, d’une longueur maximale de 10 000 mots, doivent être finalisés d’ici le 1er octobre 2016.
Call for papers – Special Issue in Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Commemorating the work of Professor Nicole LaViolette
The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law is welcoming submissions written in French on the intersection of LGBTQ and refugees. The special edition is commemorating the work of Professor Nicole LaViolette whose work contributed to understanding the intersection of sexual orientation and gender with forced migration both in Canada and internationally. The edition hopes to further the work of Professor LaViolette. Writers are welcome to mine an annotated bibliography that Professor LaViolette and Mary Kapron compiled to generate ideas or use as source material (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2457503).  Papers no more than 10,000 words must be completed by October 1, 2016.

01 July 2016

Interpreting Law - The Role of Judges in Contemporary Democracies

Le droit comparé et... / Comparative Law and...

This volume gathers papers presented at the Juris Diversitas Annual Conference 2014, which was organized with and hosted by the Aix-Marseille University Faculty of Law. The general theme reveals the essence of Juris Diversitas as an international, interdisciplinary community originally composed of comparative law scholars, conversing with anthropologists, geographers, historians, philosophers, economists, linguists, sociologists, to explore the interaction of the law with all branches of human and social sciences. The chapters are arranged in sections that complete the title of the volume: comparative law and … methodology, sources, constitutions, history, liability, property, the courts, East Asia, and beyond.

Ce volume rassemble des contributions présentées au Congrès annuel de Juris Diversitas organisé avec la Faculté de droit d’Aix-Marseille Université en juillet 2014. Le thème général illustre l’essence de Juris Diversitas comme communauté internationale et interdisciplinaire composée à l’origine de comparatistes dialoguant avec des anthropologues, géographes, historiens, philosophes, économistes, linguistes, sociologues, pour explorer les interactions du phénomène juridique avec toutes les branches des sciences humaines et sociales. Les chapitres sont regroupés en sections complétant le titre du volume : le droit comparé et… la méthodologie, les sources, les constitutions, l’histoire, la responsabilité, les biens, le juge, l’Asie de l’Est et au-delà.

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