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?
Lancaster Law School has recently joined the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) and will host the BACL Postgraduate Workshop in 2019. Here, Lancaster’s BACL representative, Dr Mary Guy, writes about her experience of conducting comparative law research for her PhD. My PhD provides a timely insight into how the competition provisions of the Health … Continue reading Mary Guy – Comparative law research & PhD
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)?
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?’
On March 8th 2017, the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) hosted a workshop on “Comparative Law and Interdisciplinarity” at the Queen Mary University of London. This workshop was organised by Professors Mark Van Hoecke (Queen Mary) and Maurice Adams (University of Tilburg). It launched a series of lectures dedicated to … Continue reading Comparative Law and Interdisciplinarity
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”
What has been the contribution of the legal system in general, and of contract, corporate and financial law in particular, to economic growth and development in China? The Chinese experience of rapid growth in recent decades appears to contradict the claim that ‘law matters’ for economic development. It can be argued that China incompletely recognises … Continue reading Chen, Deakin, Siems and Wang – Law, Trust and Institutional Change in China: Evidence from Qualitative Fieldwork
Comparative Law has long been faced with a problem of methodology. Traditional national legal doctrine has always focused on the identification of the valid law and the interpretation of texts aiming at maintaining coherence within the legal system. At the same time adapting the law to changing circumstances and views in society has no doubt … Continue reading Adams and Van Hoecke – Comparative disciplines and comparative law: epistemological and methodological issues
This conference “Comparative public law in Europe – Opportunities and Challenges” is organized by the Essex School of Law and financially supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. It is held at the British Academy (10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH) on 24th March 2017 (from 8:45 to 17:30). This … Continue reading 24th March 2017 – Comparative public law in Europe – British Academy
Organised by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC). Programme Introduction to the problem of comparative methodology (Maurice ADAMS, Tilburg University & Mark Van Hoecke, Law Department QMUL) ‘Path dependency’ in the methodology of comparative disciplines (David NELKEN (King’s College)). Methodology of Comparative Politics (Sean HANLEY (UCL)). Reply by Sionaidh DOUGLAS-SCOTT, … Continue reading 8th March 2017 – Queen Mary University of London – Workshop on Comparative Methodology