Account: “Citizens-administration: 40 years of administrative reforms”, Aix-en-provence

The Aix-en-provence Centre de recherches administratives (CRA) held its 40th panel discussion on 3-4 November 2017. For the last forty years, the CRA kindly invites academic experts in administrative law from across Europe (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, UK) and beyond (Japan, China) to discuss topical … Continue reading Account: “Citizens-administration: 40 years of administrative reforms”, Aix-en-provence

Editing a Handbook on European Union Tort Law – Brexit, Language and Deadlines

October 2017 marked the publication of the Edward Elgar Research Handbook on EU Tort Law.  This is part of the series of Research Handbooks in European Law published by leading Law publishing house, Edward Elgar, which offer authoritative reference points for academics, students, and practitioners studying or working in EU law, private law and comparative … Continue reading Editing a Handbook on European Union Tort Law – Brexit, Language and Deadlines

BACL Annual Seminar 2017 ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship? Joint Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law

The British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) held its annual seminar, jointly with the Irish Society of Comparative Law, at University College, Dublin on 5 September 2017. To celebrate BACL’s first annual seminar in Ireland, the seminar reflected on the relationship between UK and Irish law in the fields of land law, banking regulation, language … Continue reading BACL Annual Seminar 2017 ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship? Joint Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law

“Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World” – Account

On 10th and 11th July 2017, Professor Peter Cane (Cambridge and Australian National University), Professor Jeff King (UCL) and Dr Hayley Hooper (Cambridge) organized a very stimulating workshop on “Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World”. Financially supported by the WG Hart Workshop Fund, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, and the Society of … Continue reading “Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World” – Account

Geoffrey Samuel – Cinema and Law – ten films for the Comparatist? (2) – Out of the Past and Letter From an Unknown Woman

In a previous blog I looked at four films (two double bills) whose themes for the comparatist were, first, the notion of persona and, secondly, the confrontation between cultures. In this third double bill I would like to suggest two Hollywood movies from the 1940s whose plots are very different at one level but, at … Continue reading Geoffrey Samuel – Cinema and Law – ten films for the Comparatist? (2) – Out of the Past and Letter From an Unknown Woman

Ian Cram – Travel Bans and the US Constitution: Executive Orders in the Federal Courts

Based on his research on comparative constitutional law, Professor Ian Cram (Leeds) gives here an analysis of the travel ban orders issued by President Trump. His analysis charters some of the constitutional arguments that may make their way to the US Supreme Court in the future. Introduction A serious criticism of the US Courts during … Continue reading Ian Cram – Travel Bans and the US Constitution: Executive Orders in the Federal Courts

Geoffrey Samuel – Cinema and Law – ten films for the Comparatist?

The editor has kindly invited me to make contributions to this excellent BACL site and I must start by thanking not just John Bell, who has of course reported here on what I call ‘My Saturday’ (see Professor John Bell’s blog), but all the contributors to the event in Paris organised by my colleague Dr … Continue reading Geoffrey Samuel – Cinema and Law – ten films for the Comparatist?

Paula Giliker – Penalty clauses in the private law courts of Europe – To enforce or not to enforce (or to modify)?

Should the courts be able to regulate contractual terms which impose a penalty for breach of contract?   This is a question which goes to the heart of the principle of freedom of contract.  We know that contracting parties will often seek to rely on penalty clauses to “discourage” the other party from breaking the contract … Continue reading Paula Giliker – Penalty clauses in the private law courts of Europe – To enforce or not to enforce (or to modify)?