CALL FOR PAPERS
an international, interdisciplinary
conference on comparative law (and more)
3-4 June 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland
Co-Sponsored with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 15 January 2013
While any proposal on comparative law will be considered, the conference's primary theme is diffusion (transplantation, reception, migration, contamination, etc) of 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.
Scholars from 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Presenters whose proposals are accepted will be expected to meet their own registration fees and travel and accommodation costs.
Conference registration fees:
- €50: Juris Diversitas Members (Full membership 2012 and 2013)
- €100: Juris Diversitas Members (Full membership 2013) or Members of the AiSDC
- €200: Non-Members
In addition to the significant conference discounts, members will also receive a free volume from our Book Series.
The optional conference dinner fee is €50.