16 April 2012

NOTICE: Speakers Announced - Mixed Legal Systems, East and West

The final program has been announced for:

Mixed Legal Systems, East and West:
Newest Trends and Developments

Parliament of Malta; Main Parliamentary Chamber; House of Representatives
Republic Street; The Palace; Valletta, Malta
May 14-15, 2012

The conference is co-organised by The Protection Project at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, and the Tulane University Law School Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law.

For additional information, contact Ms Anna Koppell at akoppel1@jhu.edu. 

Speakers include:
·         “The Influence of Philippine Indigenous Law in the Development of New Concepts of Social Justice” - Pacifico Agabin, Professor II, Chairman, Constitutional Law Department, Philippine Judicial Academy (Unit of the Supreme Court), Manila, Philippines
·         “’As Slippery as an Eel,’ or How May One Seize the Inner Logic of Mixed Legal Systems?” - Biagio Andó, Professor of Law, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
·         “The Sources and Nature of the Maltese Legal System” - Kevin Aquilina, Dean, Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta
·         “Reception of Islamic Law in Sri Lanka and Its Interplay with Western Legal Traditions” - Anton Cooray, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
·         “Legal Aversion to Usury: A Peculiarity of Islamic Law or a Euromediterranean Archetype?” - Ignazio Castellucci, Professor of Asian Legal Traditions and Chinese Law, University of Trento, Trento, Italy; Professor of Comparative Legal Systems, University of Macau, Macau, China
·         “To Hybridity and Beyond… Reflections on Legal and Normative Complexity” - Seán Donlan, Professor, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland; Secretary General, World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists; European Society for Comparative Legal History
·         “Pacific Punch: Tropical Flavours of Mixedness in the Island Republic of Vanuatu” - Sue Farran, Professor of Law, Northumbria University, Northumbria, UK; Adjunct Professor, University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu
·         “Managing Legal Diversity: Cameroonian Bi-Juralism at a Critical Crossroad” - Charles Fombad, Professor of Law, Head, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria; Head, Constitutional Law Unit, Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
·         “Impact of Religion on Law in the Iranian Legal System” - Naser Ghorbannia, Professor of Law, Mofid University, Qom, Iran
·         “The Making of a Mixed Legal System: Family Law in Cyprus and its Transformation from a Personal Laws Regime to a Civilian Enclave in a Common-Law Environment?” - Nikitas Hatzimihail, Assistant Professor of Private Law, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
·         “I’m in the East but My Law is from the West: The East-West Dilemma in the Israeli Mixed Legal System” - Nir Kedar, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of law and legal history, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
·         “Challenges of Legal Education in a Mixed Jurisdiction: McGill University in Quebec as a Case Study” - Catherine Klein, Professor of Law; Director, Columbus Legal Services, Catholic University, Washington, DC, USA
·         “The Role of Language in the Endurance of  Mixed Jurisdictions” [provisional title]  - Michael McAuley, Counsel, Carey Olsen, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
·         “Mixed Legal Jurisdictions and Clinical Legal Education: Latest Trends” - David McQuoid-Mason, Professor of Law, Acting Director, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
·         “Patterns of Legal Mixing in Eritrea: Examining the Impact of Colonialism, Customary Law, Islamic Law, and Authoritarian Revolutionary Dogma” - Daniel Mekonnen, Georg Forster Post-Doctoral Fellow, Felsberg Institute for Education and Academic Research (FIBW), Felsberg, Germany
·         “A Study of the Consolidation of Islamic Law and Modern Western Law in the Iranian Penal Code” - Hossein Mohammadsadeghi, Professor of Law, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
·         “Islamic Law and International Law in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Constitution” - Seyed Mostafa Mirmohammadi Azizi, Professor of Law; Director, Center for Comparative Legal Studies, Mofid University, Qom, Iran
·         “Mixed Jurisdictions: The Roads Ahead”  - Luis Muñiz-Argüelles, Professor of Law, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA
·         “Turkey’s Civilian Tradition in a ‘Covert’ Mix with Islam and Tradition: A Novel Hybridity” - Esin Orücü, Professor Emerita of Comparative Law, University of Glasgow, School of Law, Glasgow, UK
·         “The Contribution of the Courts in the Integration of Muslim Law into the Mixed Fabric of South African Law” - Christa Rautenbach, Professor of Law, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
·         “Integration of Islamic Law in the Fabric of Legal Thought in Egypt and Jordan” - Mohamed Serag, Professor of Law, American University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
·         “The Mixing of Common Law and Civil Law Systems in the Seychelles” - Mathilda Twomey, Judge, Seychelles Court of Appeals, Victoria, Seychelles
·         “Cross-Country Analysis of Islamic Finance Dispute Resolution: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia” - Mohd Zakhiri Md Nor, Law Lecturer (Islamic Banking & Finance), College of Law, Government & International Studies, Universiti Utara, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

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