I hope this finds each of you well.
I write on behalf of the Juris Diversitas Executive with an update on our activities and links to additional information.
I’m pleased to announce that our first open annual conference will be held in June 2013. Membership arrangements have also been finalised, including considerable conference discounts (€50-€60). And, in addition to voting rights and other possible savings, ordinary membership will now include a selected volume from our new book series with Ashgate Publishing.
It’s been a busy year. In addition to other publications and projects, we published a special issue of the Journal of Civil Law Studies (US) and held a workshop in Rabat that’ll result in another event and publication in our book series. We’ve added a Facebook Page for the group. Most recently, we co-organised a workshop in Turin to take place early next year. We’ve also arranged a 20% discount on Hart Publishing titles for our blog readers.
To continue this work, however, it’s very important that we receive your support, not least through membership fees. More generally, please help us spread the word about our activities. And, as always, we welcome your thoughts. We’ve so much more to do. For example, we’re looking for additional proposals for the book series—we’ve a third already—and volunteers to assist with our online presence. Indeed, ideally we’d make the blog a place in which we can converse, collect teaching materials, etc.
For those who haven’t already done so, I urge you to sign up for our blog notices (on the right-hand side of the page). You can also add your name to our Facebook Page and Conference Site (the latter allowing you to see some of those attending).
We hope to see many of you at the conference, if not sooner. Best wishes to all for the holidays and the new year.