Alan Watson published an enormous number of books and articles during his long career, but one that proves of particular interest to comparative lawyers looks at first sight a relatively modest piece: The Importance of 'Nutshells' (1994) 42 American Journal of Comparative Law 1. Arguably it is more than modest in that it raises two … Continue reading WHY ARE ‘NUTSHELLS’ SO IMPORTANT? – Geoffrey Samuel
Administrative law, and specifically the law concerning judicial review of administrative action, has been regarded by doctrine until the second half of the twentieth century as a product of the national history and tradition of a state, and hence, because of the different national traditions, as an area in which there was, in general, little … Continue reading Cases, Materials and Text on Judicial Review of Administrative Action (Hart 2019)
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law (the Handbook or the book) provides wide-ranging, informative and welcome comparative approach to current environmental law. As outlined in the Handbook’s opening chapter, its two-fold purpose is, first, to provide a cartography of environmental law, along with its underlying logic, main arrangements and variations, and second, as a … Continue reading The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law. Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 1315, eds. Emma Lees and Jorge E. Viñuales.
The Centre for European Legal Studies (Cambridge) kindly sponsored a Comparative law workshop in honour of John Bell, who is retiring in September 2019. The workshop, which was organised by Dr Turenne, was a small gathering of colleagues and former students from Australia, Chile, France, the Netherlands, the USA in addition to colleagues and former … Continue reading Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell