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)?

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

BACL/ISCL   ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’   Joint Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law   Room L248, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin 9.30-12.00 on 5 September 2017   Welcome Professor Paula Giliker and Professor Steve Hedley, and sponsors, Intersentia. Session … Continue reading Joint Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law – ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’

Call for Applications – Summer School „Desire to have children and genome editing”

Extended deadline In July 2017, the University of Tübingen in Germany will organize a research retreat for PhD-students and early career researchers. Topic of the research retreat will be ethical, legal, and social aspects of genome-editing and in-vitro fertilization with a special focus on the comparison between the United Kingdom and Germany. We are looking … Continue reading Call for Applications – Summer School „Desire to have children and genome editing”