06 January 2015

BOOK (Forthcoming): Husa's New Introduction to Comparative Law

Coming later this year (July 2015):

A New Introduction to Comparative Law
Jaakko Husa
This thought provoking introduction to the study of comparative law provides in-depth analyses of all major comparative methodologies and theories and serves as a common sense guide to the study of foreign legal systems. It is written in a lively and accessible style and will prove indispensable reading to advanced students of the subject. It also contains much that will be of interest to comparative law scholars, offering novel insights into commonplace methodological and theoretical questions and making a significant contribution to the field.

"Professor Jaakko Husa is one of the very few people who is able to act as a reliable guide in the vigorous debates in comparative legal scholarship. In this volume he provides the legal scholar with a sensible and sensitive overview of the schools, themes, problems and challenges when 'doing' comparative law. He objectively examines the themes and problems in comparative law in a way that both elevates the scholarly debate and provides an illuminating introduction for beginners. We should be very grateful to him for that!"
Maurice Adams, Full Professor of Law at Tilburg University.

"Jaakko Husa's new book presents a major contribution to modern comparative law. It benefits from the author's profound knowledge in matters of comparative law, both in terms of the method of comparison and examples from many parts of the world. The book also has a strong didactic element: it is the best one on the market that explains core discussions to aspiring comparative lawyers. An important innovation is that it firmly puts the concept of legal culture to the centre of a comparative law textbook. It is to be applauded that this is done in a diplomatic way, not trying to impose a particular position but rather to convince the readers that the author's approach is a beneficial way forward. This book will certainly be well received by both students and scholars."
Mathias Siems, Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University.

"Jaakko Husa’s new book provides a delightful and fresh approach to the comparative study of law. Written by one of the world’s leading comparatists, Husa shows the way to how to do meaningful and stimulating comparative legal work. A must-read for any legal academic."
Jan Smits, Chair of European Private Law, Maastricht University

05 January 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATION: French speaking international legal expert trainer

The Central African Regional Program for Justice (AJC), administered by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), is organizing a regional workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi entitled “Economic Development and Justice” on 26 and 27 January 2015. The workshop will focus on capacity building on legal mechanisms, Promotion of Investments, and Comparative Law on International Arbitration, as an alternative method of resolving commercial disputes.

In order to deliver this training, ABA ROLI is seeking the services of a French speaking, international legal expert trainer to develop introductory presentations and conduct training sessions for thirty participants and serve as the trainer/facilitator for this workshop. Click on the following links for Terms of Reference in English, and French that includes application instructions. The deadline for applications is 7 January 2015
Applications should be sent to Jean Lavoie (jean.lavoie@abaroli.org and jhlavoie@hotmail.com) Please also cc: Khalil.Ali@americanbar.org.

CALL FOR PAPERS: IUAES Inter-Congress 2015

IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethological Sciences) has just published a call for papers for its annual conference in Bangkok.  You can find here the full text of the call. The deadline is on February 15th 2015.