2019 Annual Seminar – Legal Transplants and Mixed Jurisdictions – In Honour of the Late Prof. Alan Watson

University of Central Lancashire

3 September 2019



President of BACL, Annette Nordhausen Scholes, & sponsors, Intersentia.


  • Session 1 (9.45-11.00)


Prof. John Cairns (Edinburgh): The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire


Prof. Dr. Uwe Kischel (Greifswald): Theorising Legal Transplants? (for an account of this presentation – click here)


COFFEE BREAK:  11.00-11.20 (kindly sponsored by Intersentia)


  • Session 2 (11.20-12.20)


Prof. Geoffrey Samuel (Kent): Why are “Nutshells” so Important? (see the presentation here)


Dr. Richard Kirkham (Sheffield): The Ombudsman as a Barometer of Administrative Cultures


There will be time for discussion and reflection at the end of the programme.



This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

To attend, please register via Eventbrite – https://tinyurl.com/y52naj3r

Enquiries should be sent to the Secretary of BACL, Claudina Richards (c.richards@uea.ac.uk).


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