PhD workshop 2018 – Cambridge

On 16th-17th April 2018, Dr Sophie Turenne kindly organized the annual BACL PhD workshop, at Murray Edwards College (Cambridge), supported by Intersentia and the Centre for European legal studies (CELS). This annual workshop aims to foster constructive and supportive discussions among PhD students who undertake comparative research projects. The workshop benefitted from the experience of … Continue reading PhD workshop 2018 – Cambridge

POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE LAW – 16-17 April 2018

Murray Edwards College University of Cambridge   CALL FOR PAPERS   The POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE LAW of the BACL will be held on 16-17 April 2018 at the University of Cambridge. The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies and … Continue reading POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE LAW – 16-17 April 2018

From the “Democratic Deficit” to a “Democratic Surplus”: Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe

When academics, policymakers, media commentators, and citizens talk about a European Union (EU) “democratic deficit,” they often miss part of the story. My new book, From the “Democratic Deficit” to a “Democratic Surplus”: Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2017), challenges the conventional narrative of an EU “democratic deficit.” It argues that EU … Continue reading From the “Democratic Deficit” to a “Democratic Surplus”: Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe

Geoffrey Samuel – Cinema and Law – Ten double Bills for the comparatist (continued) : I’d rather have the blues (than what I got)

This third blog on double bills for the comparatists comes with a very strong trigger warning – both metaphorical and literal. The two films about to be discussed will certainly not be to every comparative lawyer’s taste – they are bleak and violent – and indeed I have hesitated about including them in the top … Continue reading Geoffrey Samuel – Cinema and Law – Ten double Bills for the comparatist (continued) : I’d rather have the blues (than what I got)

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