03 August 2012

NOTICE: International Journal of Procedural Law

The latest volume of the International Journal of Procedural Law has been published:

Loïc Cadiet

Entretien avec M. Jean-Paul Costa, Président de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme


Das Zusammenspiel von Rechtsquellen und Institutionen bei internationalen Kindesentführungen

Dagmar Coester-Waltjen

Judicial Communication and Co-operation and the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction

Peter McEleavy

Coopération d’autorités et recouvrement international des aliments

Estelle Gallant

Cooperation in the Taking of Evidence: the European Attitude

Chiara Besso

Espacios comunes, contradicciones no asumibles y fórmulas de racionalización. Sobre el diálogo entre Tribunales

Ma Pía Calderón Cuadrado

La question prioritaire de constitutionnalité et le dialogue primordial des juges français

Pascale Deumier


Analyse Comparative / Comparative Perspectives Figures, Spaces and Procedural Proportionality

Catherine Piché

Grandes Décisions / Leading Cases

Michele Angelo Lupoi

Les résistances à la technique du forum non conveniens

Hélène Gaudemet-Tallon


Législation / Legislation

Michael Stürner

Bibliographie / Bibliography

Elisabetta Silvestri and Jens Adolphsen

02 August 2012

NOTICE: Law and the French Atlantic Symposium (5 October 2012)

This exciting symposium might interest members, not least my fellow Louisianians (by birth or naturalization):

Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History:
Law and the French Atlantic

Date: Friday, October 5, 2012
Location: Newberry Library, Chicago
Organized by: Allan Greer (McGill University)
and Richard J. Ross (University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign)

Dumont de Montigny, Memoire de Lxx Dxx Officiere Ingenieur The French Atlantic has not yet received the sustained attention given to the British and Spanish Atlantic, particularly where the topic of law is concerned. This conference will explore the legal dimension (broadly conceived) of the French Atlantic empire in the early modern period. The variegated and rapidly evolving juridical order of ancien régime France was deeply implicated in the expansion of overseas commerce, the founding of colonies, and the creation of imperial administrations.
Participants may explore topics such as: legal discourse and imperial ideologies; the establishment of colonial jurisdictions in Canada, Louisiana, and the French West Indies; the regulation of slavery; indigenous peoples and the law; the emergence of colonial land tenures; and the legal framework for trade and business enterprise. The organizers wish particularly to encourage comparative approaches that consider more than one French colony and that examine contrasts and convergences with the British, Spanish and Portuguese empires. In according due attention to the distinctive features of French law and the French New World empire, we hope to enrich understandings of Atlantic history generally.
Allan Greer (McGill History) and Richard Ross (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Law and History) organized “Law and the French Atlantic.”  The conference is an offering of the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History, which gathers yearly under the auspices of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago in order to explore a particular topic in the comparative legal history of the Atlantic world in the period c.1492-1815.  Funding has been provided by the University of Illinois College of Law. 
            Attendance at the Symposium is free and open to the public.  Participants and attendees should preregister by contacting the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library at 312.255.3514, or send an e-mail to renaissance@newberry.org. Papers will be precirculated electronically to all registrants. 
For information about the conference, please consult our website at http://www.newberry.org/symposium-comparative-early-modern-legal-history or contact Prof. Richard Ross at Rjross@illinois.edu or at 217-244-7890. 
            Here is the program and schedule:


Juris Diversitas recently agreed to produce a book series:
Rooted in comparative law, the Juris Diversitas Series focuses on the interdisciplinary study of legal and normative mixtures and movements. Our interest is in comparison broadly conceived, extending beyond law narrowly understood to related fields. Titles might be geographical or temporal comparisons. They could focus on theory and methodology, substantive law, or legal cultures. They could investigate official or unofficial ‘legalities’, past and present and around the world. And, to effectively cross spatial, temporal, and normative boundaries, inter- and multi-disciplinary research is particularly welcome.

We hope to publish monographs, collections (original, conference-based, Festschriften, etc), and student texts.

Anyone interested in publishing in the Series should contact the General Editor, Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie).

The first volume in the series is now being edited by Seán Patrick Donlan and Lukas Heckerdorn Urscheler. It comes out of our 2012 conference with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. The volume is currently entitled Concepts of law: Comparative, Jurisprudential, and Social Science Perspectives.
Note that special arrangements are also being made to provide the members of Juris Diversitas with discounts on publications in the Series.

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