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Co-Sponsored by the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law and Juris
3-4 June 2013
Swiss Institute of Comparative Law
While any proposal on
comparative law will be considered, the conference’s primary theme is diffusion—transplantation, reception, migration, contamination,
both laws and law-like norms, past and present and around the globe. A critical
element in the creation of all legal and normative traditions, diffusion takes
many forms. It may be overt or covert, voluntary or involuntary, concentrated
or diffuse, colonial or neo-colonial, etc.
Proposals may be case studies or
theoretical analyses of diffusion; they may be general (at the level of legal
traditions) or specific (trusts, family law, etc.). Participants might analyse,
among other topics, entangled legal histories, the diffusion of Western legal
models outside of the West, the dominance and rationale for the present
diffusion of Anglo-American legal forms, the relevance of legal origins and
traditions on contemporary structures, practices, the place of ‘mixed’ and
‘micro’ legal systems, etc.
outside of the discipline of law are strongly
encouraged to participate.
Proposals of @250 words (or @1000 words for panel proposals) should be submitted
to Seán Patrick Donlan firstname.lastname@example.org 15 January 2013.
Proposals will be selected on the
basis of their quality and originality, as well as their engagement with the
conference theme and their fit with other papers being presented at the
conference. The selection will be made by a scientific committee. Presenters
whose proposals are accepted will be expected to meet their own travel and accommodation