06 October 2011

REMINDER: The Concept of 'Law' in Context Conference


Our conference on 'The concept of "law" in context: comparative law, legal philosophy, and the social sciences' will be held from 21-22 October 2011 at the Swiss Institute of Comparative law (SICL) in Lausanne:

The coexistence of the laws of the state and other normative orders, in the Western past and the global present, is a challenge to both modern legal philosophy and comparative law. The continuing importance of non-state norms, trans-national and sub-national, undermines the state-centred focus of much contemporary jurisprudence. It also problematises the neat division of complex and dynamic legal traditions into discrete families of closed legal systems.

Speakers include plenary speaker Werner Menski (SOAS, University of London) and Marc Amstutz (University of Fribourg), Gerhard Anders (University of Zürich and Edinburgh), Mauro Bussani (University of Trieste and the International Association of Legal Science), Seán Patrick Donlan (University of Limerick), Baudouin Dupret (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), Julia Eckert (University of Berne), Andrew Halpin (Swansea University), Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler (Swiss Institute of Comparative Law), Alessio Lo Giudice (University of Catania), Salvatore Mancuso (University of Macao), Emmanuel Melissaris (London School of Economics), Alexander Morawa (University of Lucerne), David Nelken (University of Cardiff and Macerata), and Mark van Hoecke (University of Ghent)

For addition information, please contact Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler at info@isdc.ch or +41 21 692 49 11. A registration form is available at http://www.isdc.ch/.

Finally, note that our project on Legal Philosophy in Context will also be discussed on Friday, 21 October 2011. For additional information, please contact Seán Patrick Donlan at sean.donlan@ul.ie.

Additional information will be provided shortly about a meeting of our members.

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