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”

Chen, Deakin, Siems and Wang – Law, Trust and Institutional Change in China: Evidence from Qualitative Fieldwork

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

Adams and Van Hoecke – Comparative disciplines and comparative law: epistemological and methodological issues

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

24th March 2017 – Comparative public law in Europe – British Academy

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

8th March 2017 – Queen Mary University of London – Workshop on Comparative Methodology

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

8th February 2017 – Bristol – Roundtable on Comparative law and Interdisciplinarity

You are cordially invited to the Roundtable on Comparative law and Interdisciplinarity taking place in Bristol at the 8th of Feb, 2017. The roundtable is intended to provide an informal forum to consider interdisciplinary approaches within the context of European and Comparative Law. Presentations include Prof. Alberto Vespaziani, University of Molise, Italy on Comparative Law … Continue reading 8th February 2017 – Bristol – Roundtable on Comparative law and Interdisciplinarity

Bell, John, “Account – Samuel Fest – 2 December 2016”

A celebratory seminar was held in honour of Geoffrey Samuel, hosted by the Kent Law School in Paris on 2 December 2016. It took various themes from legal reasoning. Among the contributions were papers from Pierre Legrand, François Ost and Pietro Monateri. PIERRE LEGRAND gave a major paper in which he examined claims to objectivity … Continue reading Bell, John, “Account – Samuel Fest – 2 December 2016”

2014 PGR workshop – Manchester – 8th-9th May

Thursday, 8th May 12.00 – 13.00 Registration and Lunch 13.00 – 13.30 Welcome and introduction to the workshop Annette Nordhausen Scholes, University of Manchester Paula Giliker, University of Bristol 13.30 – 14.15 “Methodological Challenges of Comparative Research” Geoffrey Samuel, University of Kent / Sciences-Po 14.15 – 15.00 “Between Doctrine and Function – Examples of Uses … Continue reading 2014 PGR workshop – Manchester – 8th-9th May

2015 PGR workshop – UEA – Programme 28th-29th April

Tuesday, 28th April 12.00 – 13.00 Registration and Lunch 13.00 – 13.45 Stathis Banakas, University of East Anglia “Comparative Methodology” 13.45 – 14.00 Claudina Richards, University of East Anglia Introduction to the British Association of Comparative Law  14.00 – 14.45 Ann-Christin Maak-Scherpe, Intersentia “How to get published”  14.45 – 15.15 Tea and Coffee 15.15 – … Continue reading 2015 PGR workshop – UEA – Programme 28th-29th April