19 December 2016

Juris Diversitas, 5th Annual Conference, Lyon, July 10-12, 2017



July 10-12, 2017

Lyon, France

In partnership with
EM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin

Law & Food
La cuisine juridique

The Theme:
For its 5th Annual Conference, Juris Diversitas revisits its culinary origins, expressed in the logo. The links between law and food are as old as the concept of law. Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome cared about access to water resources and food, whether it came to trade or protection. Since times immemorial, Bhutan makes sure every citizen has access to a minimal acreage of land to secure food for the family. Whilst religions multiplied food prohibitions and prescriptions, customs redistributed land, shared its occupancy in creative ways, or favored communal property so that everyone had access to food. Laws have multiplied to facilitate food trade, security, safety, traceability, and also to promote and protect food and wine production, using trademarks and geographical denominations. In addition, the language of food and cooking offers legal thinkers and teachers mouth-watering metaphors, comparing rules to recipes, and their combination to culinary processes.

All law related food topics, whether liquid or solid, vegetal or animal, real or symbolic, tasty or toxic, old or new, home-made or industrial, fast or simmering, whether connected or not to the environment, sustainable development, climate change, literature, art, science, faith, beliefs, or any dimension of human experience may be revisited in an interdisciplinary perspective from the moment they intersect with rules, norms, or prescriptions of all kinds. You are invited to cook and share food for thought at every possible level, past, present, and future, local, regional, and global, topical and utopic, and feed at a two-day and a half worldwide intellectual banquet in a truly unique culinary capital of Europe.

Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions featuring three presentations of twenty-minute each will be the pattern, more creative arrangements are encouraged.

Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals with three or more speakers) should be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at : jdlyon2017@yahoo.com by January 31, 2017, with a short biography paragraph listing major or relevant publications. Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into the conference program.

Registration Fees:
€200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2017. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees do not cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

Juris Diversitas, 5e Congrès annuel, Lyon 10-12 juillet 2017



10-12 juillet 2017

Lyon, France

En partenariat avec
EM Lyon & Université Jean Moulin

Law & Food
La cuisine juridique

Le thème:
Pour son 5e Congrès annuel, Juris Diversitas revient sur ses origines culinaires qui apparaissent sur le logo. Les liens entre droit et nourriture sont aussi anciens que le phénomène juridique. Babylone, l’Égypte, la Grèce et Rome s’intéressèrent à l’accès à l’eau et aux ressources alimentaires. Le Bhoutan a de tous temps assuré à ses citoyens l’accès à une superficie minimale pour garantir l’alimentation de la famille. Alors que les religions multipliaient les interdits et les prescriptions alimentaires, la coutume redistribuait les terres, en partageait l’occupation de manière créative ou favorisait la propriété communale afin que chacun ait accès à la nourriture. Le droit s’est intensifié pour faciliter le commerce de la nourriture, la sécurité alimentaire, les normes sanitaires et de traçabilité, ainsi que pour promouvoir et protéger la production agricole et vinicole, par l’utilisation des marques et des appellations d’origine. De plus, l’activité alimentaire et culinaire offre aux penseurs et aux enseignants du droit de savoureuses métaphores, faisant des règles des recettes et de leur combinaison une cuisine juridique.

Tout thème juridique lié à la nourriture, qu’elle soit liquide ou solide, réelle ou symbolique, savoureuse ou toxique, ancienne ou nouvelle, domestique ou industrielle, instantanée ou élaborée, qu’il soit ou non lié à l’environnement, au développement durable, au changement climatique, à la littérature, l’art, la science, la foi, les croyances, ou toute dimension de l’expérience humaine peut être reconsidéré dans une perspective interdisciplinaire du moment qu’il entre en relation avec règles, normes ou prescriptions de toutes sortes. Vous êtes invités à cuisiner et nourrir la pensée sous toutes ses formes, au passé au présent ou au futur, sur le plan local, régional ou mondial, de manière topique ou utopique, et à partager pendant deux jours et demi un banquet intellectuel mondial dans une grande capitale gastronomique européenne.

Les propositions de tables rondes et présentations interdisciplinaires sont encouragées, de même que la participation de doctorants et d’universitaires non juristes. En plus des sessions parallèles avec trois orateurs parlant chacun vingt minutes, les organisateurs invitent à une organisation plus originale.

Les propositions, en anglais ou en français, de 250 mots environ (ou 1.000 pour une table ronde de trois présentateurs ou plus) sont à adresser au Pr Salvatore Mancuso à jdlyon2017@yahoo.com avant le 31 janvier 2017 avec une brève notice biographique donnant la liste des principales publications. Merci de composer la proposition et la notice biographique dans un seul document Word, avec le minimum de mise en forme, pour faciliter la composition du programme.

Droits d’inscription:
€200 ou €125 pour les membres de Juris Diversitas à jour de leur cotisation pour 2017. Les informations relatives à l’adhésion et l’inscription sont disponibles sur http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/. Les droits ne couvrent pas les frais de voyage et de logement, ni le banquet du congrès (€50).

15 November 2016

InterGentes: McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism

The first issue of a new journal on international law and legal pluralism has been published. This journal is peer-reviewed and open-access, available at www.intergentes.com. Although it is based in the McGill University Faculty of Law, the journal is interdisciplinary in its approach.

Following the release of this issue, the Journal will be proceeding with a publication schedule that will include a second thematic issue on (In)tangible Ownership in the International Sphere in 2017 and a renewed focus on op-eds and non-thematic articles to be published on a rolling basis. In keeping with its commitment to developing multimedia content and to complement the first issue’s discussion of resistance in international law, the journal will be releasing a podcast on 'hacktivism’ (a combination of the words ‘hacking’ and ‘activism’) and international law in the coming weeks. While the first issue features only English contributions, InterGentes remain deeply committed to its vision of a trilingual publication and will have Spanish and French pieces forthcoming soon.

Submissions are warmly encouraged. Guidelines are posted on the journal’s website.

01 November 2016

Books from Hart

New from Hart Publishing
I am pleased to announce the publication of the title(s) shown below. If you would like to order with your 10% discount you can do so through our US distributor’s website (please quote the reference HART EMAIL in the voucher code field and click ‘apply’).
Alternatively please contact ISBS directly to place your order (details below).

Comparative Law in Practice
Contract Law in a Mid-Channel Jurisdiction
Duncan Fairgrieve

This book provides a comparative study of contract law, examining the interaction of common law and civil law approaches to contract law. Drawing extensively upon English, French and European law, the book explores how the law of contract of Jersey, Channel Islands, has been influenced by both civil law and common law sources. It is argued that this jurisdiction is a striking example of comparative law in action, given that Jersey contract law is made up of a blend of common law and civil law approaches. Jersey law is premised upon a subjective approach to contracts, in which civil law concepts such as cause (rather than consideration) and vices de consentement are the foundational aspects, but is nonetheless highly influenced by the common law in areas such as remedies (damages, termination, etc). 
The book analyses a series of key issues from a comparative and European perspective, including the principles underlying contract law (comparing and contrasting civil and common law approaches), the formation of contract, requirements of reciprocity (cause vs consideration), the structure and approach of precontractual liability, the role of good faith in a mixed system, the architecture of remedies, and more.

Duncan Fairgrieve is Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law at the  British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Professeur  Associé at Université Paris Dauphine PSL, France.

October 2016     9781782257219     208pp     Hardback     RSP: $108


A Comparative Examination of Multi-Party Actions
The Case of Environmental Mass Harm
Joanne Blennerhassett

This monograph addresses the phenomenon of mass harm and how it may be resolved through collective redress. It examines particularly how such redress may be achieved through mechanisms such as multi-party actions (MPAs). In order to do this, an analytical framework is created against which to evaluate various multi-party procedures.  This is illustrated through the experience of a selection of common law jurisdictions in dealing with mass harm – namely that of England and Wales, Canada, Australia and the United States, as well as that of EU collective redress. It examines multi-party action laws benchmarked against the objectives identified in the analytical framework.  The phenomenon of environmental mass harm in particular is explored as a case study, as it illustrates some of the difficulties that may arise in mass harm litigation. Also, this work explores where the best solutions for mass harm redress may lie in the future – perhaps in collective actions or through alternatives such as regulation and alternative dispute resolution or a combination of these. Finally, the experience of mass harm litigation in Ireland is examined, as currently this jurisdiction does not have an effective mechanism for dealing with mass harm.

Joanne Blennerhassett  is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (La Sorbonne), University College Dublin, the Law Society of Ireland and University College Cork. She is a College Lecturer in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, where she has lectured since 2003, specialising in Environmental Law, Tort Law, and Dispute Resolution. She has a background as a practitioner having practiced as a solicitor. She is also a qualified mediator and arbitrator. She was recently awarded a PhD in collective redress which formed the background research for this monograph.

October 2016     9781509905294     344pp     Hardback     RSP: $108

A co-publication between Hart Publishing and CH Beck


12 October 2016

New Comparative Law Titles from Hart Publishing

Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era
The Regulatory Challenges
Edited by Joanna Howe and Rosemary Owens

In the global era, controversies abound over temporary labour migration; however, it has not previously been subjected to a sustained socio-legal analysis on a comparative basis, critiquing the underpinning concepts conventionally accepted as fundamental in this area. This collection of essays aims to fill that void. Complex regulatory challenges arise from temporary labour migration. This collection examines these challenges and the extent to which temporary labour migration programmes can be ethical, equitable and efficacious and so deliver decent work for workers. Whilst the tendency for migration law to divide labour law’s worker-protective mission has been observed before,  the authors of the chapters comprising this collection seek not only to interrogate why and how this is so, but to go further in examining the implications and effects of a wide range of regulatory mechanisms on temporary labour migration.

Joanna Howe is Senior Lecturer and Rosemary Owens is Emerita Professor, both at the University of Adelaide.

October 2016     9781509906284     440pp     Hardback     RSP: $114


Nationalism and Private Law in Europe
Guido Comparato

While the internationalisation of society has stimulated the emergence of common legal frameworks to coordinate transnational social relations, private law itself is firmly rooted in national law. European integration processes have altered this state of affairs to a limited degree with a few, albeit groundbreaking, interventions that have tended to engender resistance from various actors within European nation-states.  Against that background, this book takes as its point of departure the need to understand the process of legal denationalisation within broader political frameworks.  In particular it seeks to make sense of opposition to Europeanisation at this point in the evolution of European law when, despite growing nationalist attitudes, great efforts have been made to produce comprehensive legal instruments to synthesise general contract law - an area that has traditionally been solely within the ambit of nation-states.  Combining insights from the disciplines of law, history and political science, the book investigates the conceptual and cultural associations between law and the nation-state, examines the impact of nationalist ideas in modern legal thought and reveals the nationalist underpinnings of some of the arguments employed against and, somewhat paradoxically, even in support of legal Europeanisation.
The author's research for this book has been supported by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law.

Guido Comparato is a postdoctoral researcher in the Law Department of the European University Institute.

August 2016     9781509907410     332pp     Paperback     RSP: $52.95


Global Order Beyond Law
How Information and Communication Technologies Facilitate Relational Contracting in International Trade
Thomas Dietz

‘A study like the one presented in this book is highly interesting for research on the use of international trade law and the actual needs of traders … Dietz presents a highly interesting spectrum of information about the actual problems and their solutions that business people encounter in this globalised world.’
Maren Heidemann, European Business Law Review

‘Thomas Dietz’s book will be enjoyable to any reader interested in contract law theory, in the specificities of complex software development agreements, in international commerce and trade, in sociological approaches to law, or in institutional economics, among other fields. Readers will find in Dietz’s work a fascinating study of contract law in action that forces all of us to be less attached to formal contracting rules and to consider other alternative mechanisms that work in the shadow of contract law or in its absence.’
Antoni Rubí-Puig, European Review of Contract Law

Well-functioning contract law is a crucial prerequisite for economic development. However, even though international trade has increased enormously in recent decades, we still know little about the contract enforcement mechanisms that exist in today's globalised markets. The aim of this work is to shed light on the governance of complex cross-border contracts by developing a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding the relevance of both formal and informal institutions. This framework is then applied to an empirical study of cross-border software development contracts. Combining a unique data set of 41 qualitative expert interviews with statistical data and surveys, the author demonstrates that state contract laws show fundamental signs of dysfunction across borders. Companies engaged in globalised exchange therefore rarely use this mechanism. Even the European Union's supranational enforcement order is, in practice, insignificant. Against all expectations, international commercial arbitration also turns out to be limited in its ability to provide a workable legal infrastructure for global commerce. With global trade lacking a reliable formal legal order, companies have reacted by creating their own informal governance structures. This book explains how complex exchange in global markets has emerged in the absence of a global legal order.

Thomas Dietz is Associate Professor for Politics and Law at the University of Muenster.

August 2016     9781509907434     270pp     Paperback     RSP: $43.95


Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law
Individual Modes of Responsibility for Collective Crimes
Neha Jain

‘Jain's book is invaluable… her work serves as an excellent companion for an introduction to the subject, both for the newly initiated as well as for the expert in international criminal law… Jain presents an abundance of information while venturing a critical approach that leads her to present her own theory. [The book] is infused with interesting and cautiously articulated ideas that invite us to think critically about its core concepts - perpetration, principal-accessory distinction, the basis for high-level perpetrator liability, and the peculiarities of international crimes that have to be accommodated in a truly international criminal law.’
Dafni Lima, The Cambridge Law Journal.

‘Jain's book is essential reading not just for scholars and students of international criminal justice, but for anyone who cares about how domestic criminal law - in any system - treats principals and accessories.’
Jens David Ohlin, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Online.

International criminal law lacks a coherent account of individual responsibility. This failure is due to the inability of international tribunals to capture the distinctive nature of individual responsibility for crimes that are collective by their very nature. Specifically, they have misunderstood the nature of the collective action or framework that makes these crimes possible, and for which liability may be attributed to intellectual authors, policy makers and leaders. In this book, the author draws on insights from comparative law and methodology to propose doctrines of perpetration and secondary responsibility that reflect the role and function of high-level participants in mass atrocity, while simultaneously situating them within the political and social climate which renders these crimes possible. This new doctrine is developed through a novel approach which combines and restructures divergent theoretical perspectives on attribution of responsibility in English and German domestic criminal law, as major representatives of the common law and civil law systems. At the same time, it analyses existing theories of responsibility in international criminal law and assesses whether there is any justification for their retention by international criminal tribunals.

Neha Jain is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. She has held research positions at Georgetown University Law Center, and at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. Professor Jain completed her BCL and DPhil in law from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar and Jowett Senior Scholar at Balliol College. She served as a law clerk to former Chief Justice VN Khare of the Supreme Court of India and has interned with the Office of the Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and with the Legal and Treaties Division of India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

August 2016     9781509907397     250pp     Paperback     RSP: $52.95


11 October 2016

La dénationalisation de l'enseignement juridique

Dans un contexte mondialisé, l'enseignement du droit change aussi. Sous quelles formes change-t-il ? Doit-on parler d'internationalisation ou de dénationalisation, voire de transnationalisation de l'enseignement du droit ? Ces différents termes laissent percevoir plusieurs options possibles. Les expériences pédagogiques sont variables selon les contextes universitaires nationaux. Par exemple, l'enseignement du droit reste fortement national en France ou en Allemagne, même si l'européanisation a permis de décloisonner les systèmes juridiques et donc, aussi, les systèmes universitaires. La discipline juridique reste liée à des caractéristiques nationales : 
le droit concerne l'État dans sa structure et ses fonctions. 
Dans d'autres pays, les expériences de décloisonnement sont plus anciennes, comme au Canada, et, parfois, cherchent de nouveaux chemins, tels qu'au Japon. 
Cet ouvrage a pour objectif de prendre comme objet d'étude l'enseignement juridique dans le contexte global et de faire comprendre que le droit ne se réduit pas aux seules règles de droit national. Au-delà des règles de droit positif, il faut faire toute sa place à la pensée juridique et donc au rôle des universitaires dans la construction de la discipline juridique. Ce qui suppose de s'intéresser aux méthodes de raisonnement, aux méthodes d'interprétation, à l'analyse des discours doctrinaux et aux méthodes d'enseignement. Ne pouvant embrasser toutes ces questions, cet ouvrage cherche avant tout à comprendre ce qu'il faut ouvrir et comment l'ouvrir au sein de la formation juridique. Cette publication constitue le premier acte du programme de formation-recherche « Inventivité juridique et monde global. Les frontières du droit (constitutionnel) », CIERA, 2015-2017.

Christian Legal Society National Conference

The scholar’s symposium of this year's national CLS conference (Washington, DC, October 21-22) is built around the book Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy, and Legal Institutions (InterVarsity Press), which I edited with David Van Drunen.  I and several other authors (Randy Beck, Tremper Longman, Bill Brewbaker, and David Smolin) will speak on three separate panels about our chapters (Genesis, OT Law, OT history, Jesus, and NT letters).  The details are below this message.  Here is the link to the scholars' portion of the conference: 

10 October 2016

Call for Papers, Journal of Law and Criminal Justice

Call for Papers
Journal of Law and Criminal Justice
ISSN: 2374-2674 (Print) 2374-2682 (Online)
Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is a refereed international journal that seeks to publish high quality research papers in the areas of socio-legal studies and the psychology of law, criminology and social justice studies. The Journal invites papers based on empirical research, theoretical analysis and debate, and policy analysis and critique. The journal is dedicated to presenting system-wide trends and problems on law, crime and justice throughout the world. It provides a forum for social scientists to report research findings for policy making with respect to crime and justice through innovative and advanced methodologies.
The journal is published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development that serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research throughout the world.
The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at editor@aripd.org. Please indicate the name of the journal (Journal of Law and Criminal Justice) in the cover letter or simply put ‘Journal of Law and Criminal Justice ’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail. 
The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell's, Ulrich's, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar, Education.edu, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.
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E-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.
DOI® number
Each paper published in Journal of Law and Criminal Justice is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper.
JLCJ is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 2. The online publication date is December 31, 2016. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016.
For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at editor@aripd.org
Professor Dr. Billy Long, Ferrum College, USA.
Journal of Law and Criminal Justice

Website: www.jlcjnet.com


Call for Applications
Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy

The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy of the Université Libre de Bruxelles is calling
for applications for an 8 months full time Fellowship on Legal Pragmatism & Realism
in the framework of the Twining Llewellyn Fund.
The fellowship will unfold as part of a research program sponsored by the Belgian
National Fund for Scientific Research. It has two key objectives. First, it aims at starting a
PhD research on legal pragmatism and realism focusing on the material of the Twining
Llewellyn Fund. Second, it seeks to facilitate the reception of the Twining-Llewellyn
collection at the Perelman Centre and to make it fit for public consultation. This involves
working hand in hand with different services at the ULB (library, archives, etc.) for
cataloguing, referencing and setting up online and onsite consultation services.
The fellowship position is initially available for 8 months (November 1, 2016 – June 30,
2017- see more below), during which the fellow will be enrolled as a doctoral student at
the Université Libre de Bruxelles. After such a period, the Perelman Centre may offer the
fellow the possibility to continue writing the doctoral dissertation. This offer is subject
to availability of funds and positive evaluation of the fellowship period.
Karl Nickerson Llewellyn (1893-1962) was a preeminent American legal scholar based
at the University of Chicago who is particularly known for advancing the Realist
Movement of legal thought, and for his involvement in the development of the Uniform
Commercial Code. William Twining (1934-) is a British legal theorist and founder of the
Law in Context Movement. His contributions span across jurisprudence, evidence and
proof, legal method, and legal education. He is a leading scholar on the subject of legal
theory and globalization. William Twining made a significant donation of his personal
library to the Perelman Centre which includes (1) a shadow version of the Llewellyn
collection at Chicago, (2) The Soia Mentschikoff shadow collection; (3) a personal
collection of books owed by William Twining on American jurisprudence, realism,
globalisation and Jeremy Bentham, and (4) William Twining’s material, which
encompasses some of his academic correspondence, annotated material, and his
published and unpublished works.
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent, preferably in law. The
selection committee will evaluate on a case-by-case basis the eligibility of applicants
holding a Master’s degree in other disciplines than law. Applicants who already hold a
PhD are not eligible. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an
international academic profile and excellent academic results.
We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with aptitude for academic research,
collective research and teamwork. Candidates must be fully fluent in written and oral
English, and have good management and IT skills. Professional experience is not
required but can constitute a valuable asset in the application.
Contract start date 1/11/2016
A later starting date is possible. However, the end date of the contract will not change (30
June 2016). Please indicate in your application when will you be available to take up the
Contract duration and salary
Eight-month scholarship. The grant amounts to around €1800 net.
Applications must be sent to the Director of the Perelman Centre, Prof. Isabelle Rorive
(philodroit@ulb.ac.be). Please write as email subject “Fellowship vacancy – Candidate
your surname”.
Deadline for receiving applications is 20 October 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for an interview.
The application must include the following documents:
• Applicant CV
• Motivation letter
• The candidate’s master thesis or, eventually, a paper written in the
framework of his/her studies.
The Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy: For more information regarding the
framework of his/her studies.
Perelman Centre and its activities please visit the website www.phildroit.be

20 September 2016

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, UCLA April 2017

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop
April 28-29, 2017
UCLA School of Law

Announcement and Call for Papers

Organized by Máximo Langer (University of California at Los Angeles), Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law), and Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University)

Co-sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Illinois College of Law, Princeton University, and the American Society of Comparative Law

We invite all interested comparative law scholars to consider submitting a paper to the next annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017, at UCLA School of Law.  We will accept up to seven papers for workshop discussion, and we plan to select a mix of both junior and senior scholars.

Interested authors should submit papers to Máximo Langer at UCLA School of Law langer@law.ucla.edu  by February 1, 2017.  We will inform authors of our decision by March 1, 2017.   Participants whose papers have been accepted should plan to arrive in Los Angeles, California by Thursday night on April 27, 2017, and to leave on Saturday April 29, 2017 in the late afternoon/evening. 

The annual workshop continues to be an important forum in which comparative law work in progress can be explored among colleagues in a serious and thorough manner that will be truly helpful to the respective authors.   "Work in progress" means scholarship that has reached a stage at which it is substantial enough to merit serious discussion and critique but that has not yet appeared in print (and can still be revised after the workshop, if it has already been accepted for publication.)   It includes law review articles, book chapters or outlines, substantial book reviews, and other appropriate genres.

We ask for only one contribution per author and also ask authors to limit their papers to 50 pages in length, or, if the paper (or book chapter) is longer, to indicate which 50 pages they would like to have read and discussed. 

            Our objective is not only to provide an opportunity for the discussion of scholarly work but also to create the opportunity for comparative lawyers to get together for two days devoted to nothing but talking shop, both in the sessions and outside. We hope that this will create synergy that fosters more dialogue, cooperation, and an increased sense of coherence for the discipline.

The participants in the workshop will consist of the respective authors, commentators, and faculty members of the host institutions.  The overall group will be kept small enough to sit around a large table and to allow serious discussion.  The papers will not be presented at the workshop. They will be distributed well in advance and every participant must have read them before attending the meeting.  Each paper will be introduced and discussed first by two commentators before opening the discussion to the other workshop participants.  Each of the authors selected for the workshop is expected to have read and to be prepared to discuss each of the papers selected.  The author of each paper will be given an opportunity to respond and ask questions of his or her own.  There are no plans to publish the papers. Instead, it is up to the authors to seek publication if, and wherever, they wish.  The goal of the workshop is to improve the work before publication. 

The Workshop will be funded by the host school and by the American Society of Comparative Law. Authors of papers and commentators will be reimbursed for their travel expenses and accommodation up to $600, by either by the American Society of Comparative Law or UCLA School of Law, in accordance with the ASCL reimbursement policy (as posted on its webpage.)  We ask that authors inquire into funding opportunities at their home institutions before applying for reimbursement by the ASCL or by the University of Illinois.  

14 September 2016

Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World at Tulane, November 4, 2016

Early Louisiana and Her Spanish World:
Legal Tradition, Laws and Customs
in Luisiana and the Floridas
4 November 2016 – Tulane University School of Law

Supported by the Tulane University School of Law and The Portalis Society, the conference brings together historians and legal historians to discuss the laws, customs, and institutions of Spanish Louisiana and the Floridas. The scope is intentionally broad and covers almost anything linked to law and culture (doctrine, personalities, property, politics, extra-legal norms, etc).

Lawyers of Early New Orleans
Kenneth Aslakson (History, Union College) 

Spanish Law, Encyclopaedias, and the Digest of 1808
John W Cairns (Law, Edinburgh)

Through a Glass Darkly:
The Minor Judiciary of Feliciana, c1803-1810
Seán Patrick Donlan (Law, South Pacific)

 “The Spanish Spirit in This Country”: Newcomers to Louisiana in 1803-1805, and Their Perceptions of the Spanish Regime
Eberhard (Lo) Faber (Music, Loyola)

A Confusion of Institutions:
Spanish Law and Practice in a Franco-phone Colony Louisiana, 1763-c1798
Paul Hoffman (History (Emeritus), Louisiana State)

A Dark Legacy of Spanish Governance: The Tradition of Extra-Legal Violence in Louisiana's Florida Parishes
Samuel C Hyde, Jr (History, Southeastern Louisiana)

The Supreme Court, Florida Land Claims, and Derecho Indiano
MC Mirow (Law, Florida International)

Allegiance and Privilege:
William Panton and the Spanish Realm
David Narrett (History, Texas at Arlington)

Reclaiming Homes across the Florida Straits
Susan Richbourg Parker (St Augustine Historical Society)

The Prosecution of Clement:
Slave Violence and Spanish Legal Process in New Orleans, 1777-78
Jennifer M Spear (History, Simon Fraser University)

Entangled Lives, Entangled Law:
Women of Property in early Louisiana
Sara Brooks Sundberg (History, University of Central Missouri)

Vernon Valentine Palmer
Thomas Pickles Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Eason Weinmann Center for
International and Comparative Law
Tulane Law School

01 September 2016

Louisiana State University Seeks to Recruit a Civil Law Professor

The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members with a starting date in August 2017. Among others, we are looking for a civil law professor, preferably with a comparative law/international law profile, to teach civil law classes in our bi-jural, civil law and common law curriculum. International applicants should contact Prof. Bill Corbett (bill.corbett@law.lsu.edu) or Prof. Missy Lonegrass (missy.lonegrass@law.lsu.edu) and email them their resume at their earliest convenience, as the Faculty Appointment Committee will start organizing preliminary interviews in September 2016, and call shortlisted candidates for onsite visits in October and November. They may also want to contact Prof. Olivier Moréteau (olivier.moreteau@law.lsu.edu) for feedback on the LSU Law Center and its teaching and research activities. Below is the text of the official announcement.

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members. Areas of particular interest to us include the following: business/transactional law; clinical; criminal law and criminal procedure; evidence; family law; and civil, international and/or comparative law. We also may consider applicants who specialize in areas other than those listed. Applicants should have superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship. Contact: Melissa T. Lonegrass or William R. Corbett, Co-Chairs of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 110 LSU Union Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106. The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

18 August 2016

Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

Volume 19 (2016) Preview

Tim Stephens and Ed Couzens
Enhancing Chinese law and practice to combat illegal unreported
and unregulated fishing and trade
Juan He
The role of public and private insurance in reducing losses from extreme weather events and disasters
Howard Kunreuther and Rosemary Lyster
Exploring new research directions for achieving a sustainable future: what can be learned from the biofuel weed risk case study?
Elodie Le Gal
The relevance of the no-harm principle to climate change law and politics
Benoît Mayer
Biological diversity conservation laws in South East Asia and Singapore: a regional approach in pursuit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?
Burton Ong, Lye Lin-Heng and Joseph Chun
Country Report
‘Walking a tightrope’: India’s challenges in meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with specific reference to climate change
Bill Pritchard
Book Reviews
S Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman and Hao Duy Phan (eds),Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015) 456 pp.
Reviewed by Adam Byrne
Joshua Bishop and Chloe Hill (eds), Global Biodiversity Finance:
The Case for International Payments for Ecosystem Services

(Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2014) 208 pp.
Reviewed by Evan Hamman
Simon Marsden and Elizabeth Brandon, Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia: Practice and Prospects with the UNECE Agreements (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015) 360 pp.
Reviewed by Michelle Lim
Rosemary Lyster, Climate Justice and Disaster Law (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2016) 436 pp.
Reviewed by Jeffrey McGee