14 May 2015

JURIS DIVERSITAS: Annual Conference 2015 Programme

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
2 June (afternoon) to 4 June 2015
School of Law, University of Limerick, Ireland

Co-sponsored by
School of Law, University of Limerick & Juris Diversitas

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

14:00                     Registration
14:30                     Welcoming Address
In memoriam Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014) and H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014)]
14:45                     Plenary – Keynote
Chair: Seán Patrick Donlan
·         A Theoretical Basis for Comparative Legal Pluralism, Brian Z. Tamanaha, Washington University School of Law (United States)
16:00-16:30         Break
16:30-18:00         Parallel Sessions I
I.A          Legal Pluralism in Africa
·         The Dominance of Legal Pluralism in a Post-Colonial South Africa: Where do We Stand almost Three and a Half Centuries after Western Legal Transplantation?, Christa Rautenbach, North-West University (South Africa)
·         The Relevance of Comparative Jurisprudence in the Namibian Legal System, Samuel Amoo, University of Namibia (Namibia)
·         Mapping or Codifying? The Project on the Ascertainment of Customary Law in Somaliland, Salvatore Mancuso, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
I.B           Structuring Mixed Legal Systems
·         The Political Purpose of a Mixed Legal System Conception: The Case of Scotland, Andreas Rahmatian, University of Glasgow (Scotland)
·         Quebec’s “droit commun” as its Basic General Law, Matthieu Juneau, Université Laval, Québec (Canada)
I.C           New Dimensions of Constitutionalism
·         Constitutions beyond the State: a Miracle or a Mirage?, Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko, National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
·         An Approach to Comparative Environmental Constitutionalism, Francois Venter, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus (South Africa)
·         La démocratie moderne au miroir de la pensée chinoise, Frédérique Rueda-Despouey, University of Bordeaux (France)
18:00-19:00         Reception – Juris Diversitas Book Series Launch

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

9:00-10:30           Parallel Sessions II
II.A         Law, Religion and Tradition
·         The British Religious and Secular Courts in Historical and Comparative Perspective, Martin Sychold, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Switzerland)
·         Interaction between Common Law and Islamic Law in Nigeria: a study of the application of the doctrine of Stare-Decisis in some Islamic Law cases in Northern Nigeria, Ahmed S. Garba, Bauchi State University, Gadau (Nigeria)
·         Traditio Canonica and Legal Tradition: The Role of the Canon Law in Contemporary Legal Debate, Lorenzo Cavalaglio, University of Udine (Italy)
II.B         Interaction and Convergence: Mixed Approaches
·         Liability for Losses Caused by Administrative Action in South Africa and the Netherlands, Rolien Roos, North-West University (South Africa)
·         The Convergence of Defamation in English Tort and French Criminal Law, Mathilde Groppo, King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law (United Kingdom)
·         Public or Private? Comparing the German and British Approaches to Enforcing Consumer Protection, Shane Patrick McNamee, University of Bayreuth (Germany)
10:30-11:00         Break
11:00-12:00         Parallel Sessions III
III.A        Legal Cosmopolitanism in Territorialized and De-Territorialized Law
·         Resorting to International Instruments for the Interpretation of European Private Law, Isabelle Rueda, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
·         International Commercial Arbitration, lex mercatoria, UNIDROIT Principles and Models Laws: Legal Cosmopolitanism within the World of Affairs?, Matteo Dragoni, University of Pavia (Italy)


III.B        Of Elites and their Influence
·         On Legal Elites and the Legal Profession in Cyprus, Nikitas Hatzimihail, University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
·         Anglo-Phone Legality: Ciceronian, Socratic and Derridian, Joseph P. Garske (United States)
III.C        Views of Law and the Cities
·         The Interaction between Non-Judicial Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution and the State: the Case Study of Maputo, Concetta Tina Lorizzo, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
·         Plurality and the City, Julian Sidoli del Ceno, Birmingham City University (United Kingdom)
12:00-14:00         Lunch
14:00-15:30         Parallel Sessions IV
IV.A       Comparative law, Circulation and Transplants
·         Comparative Law in Russia and CIS, Irina Moutaye, Institute of Legislation & Comparative Law, Moscow (Russia)
·         Legal Transplants and European Private Law, Domitilla Vanni di San Vincenzo, University of Palermo (Italy)
·         The Circulation of Legal Arguments among Courts : The Case of Brown v. Board of Education, Maria Chiara Locchi, University of Perugia (Italy)
IV.B        Intercultural Integration: Cosmopolitism and Pluralism
·         Errant Law: Spaces and Subjects, Mario Ricca, University of Parma, (Italy)
·         Living Together in a Critical, Pluralist and Cosmopolitan State?, Emma Patrignani, University of Lapland (Finland)
·         Comparing Hybrid Legal Systems in India: Similarities in Diversity, Andrea Borroni and Marco Seghesio, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)
IV.C        Justified and Unjustified Enrichment
·         Unjustified Enrichment: Should South Africa Venture into the Thick Forest of Passing on Defence?, Aimite Jorge, University of Namibia (Namibia)
·         Unjust or Unjustified? A German-English Picture Puzzle, Nathalie Neumayer, University of Vienna (Austria)
·         Contract Formation in Context of Morality, Customs and Praxeology, Jakub Szczerbowski, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Poland)
15:30-16:00         Break
16:00-17:15         PlenaryKeynote
·         Forms of Combined Comparative Research: Synchronised or Restricted?, Katharina Boele-Woelki, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands)
19:00                     Conference Dinner
Thursday, June 4, 2015

9:00-10:30           Parallel Sessions V
V.B         Indigenous Law and State Law
·         Explicit-Implicit Legal Pluralism, Elina Moustaira, University of Athens (Greece)
·         Critical Legal Pluralism in Afghanistan, Nafay Choudhury, American University of Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
·         Implications of an Adaptation Theory of Indigenous Law on Legal Pluralism in Africa, Anthony C. Diala, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
V.C         Shifts in Transmitting Property and Nationality
·         Remodeling Values Protected by the Law of Succession in the European Union, Elwira Macierzynska-Franaszczyk, Kozminski University (Poland)
·         Comparative Analyses of Testamentary Capacity, Linda Schoeman, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
10:30-11:00         Break
11:00-12:00         Parallel Sessions VI
VI.A       Challenging Legal Traditions
·         Socio-Cultural Challenges to Comparative Legal Studies in Mixed Legal Systems, Esin Örücü, University of Glasgow (Scotland)
·         From Law as a Legal Tradition to Traditions Invented Through Law: a European Perspective, Lorenzo Bairati, University of Pollenzo (Italy)
VI.B        Pluralistic Views on Land Issues in Indonesia
·         Controversies on the Existences of Indigenous Lands in Indonesia, Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah and Elza Syarief, Universitas Internasional Batam (Indonesia)
·         Legal Pluralism and Land Administration in West Sumatra: The Implementation of the Regulations of both Local and Nagari Governments on Communal Land Tenure, Hilaire Tegnan, Andalas University, Padang (Indonesia)
VI.C        Clash or Balance? Cyber Security v. Privacy, DNA v. Presumption of Innocence
·         A Vague Balance between Cyber Security and Right of Privacy: Israeli, International and Italian Law in a Comparative Perspective, Paola Aurucci, University of Milan (Italy)
·         A Clash of Icons? Is DNA Evidence Posing Threats to Presumption of Innocence in Ireland and France?, Michelle-Thérèse Stevenson, University of Limerick (Ireland)
12:00-14:00         Lunch

14:00-15:30         Parallel Sessions VII
VII.A      Panel – Buddhist Legal Traditions
·         Buddhist Tradition(s) on Law and Governance, Ignazio Castellucci, University of Trento (Italy)
·         Tibetan Epiphanies of Buddhist Law, Andrea Serafino, Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)
·         Tort Law in Buddhist Legal Traditions, Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Switzerland)
VII.B      Everyday Life, Gender and Happiness
·         Cryptotypes and Implicits in Gender Issues, Barbara Pasa (paper prepared with Lucia Morra), University of Turin (Italy)
·         Ethnographic Study of the Everyday Legal Pluralism in India, Karine Bates, University of Montreal (Canada)
·         Love and Happiness in Law, Angelo Parisi, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
15:30-16:00         Break
16:00-17:00         Juris Diversitas General Meeting

17:00-17:30         Plenary – Closing Panel

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