2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and the Law: A Comparative Perspective.

The British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) held its annual seminar online this year, before the start of the SLS Conference (Exeter) on 1st September. The topic of this year seminar was Climate Change and the Law - A comparative perspective. After an introduction by Intersentia, BACL sponsor, the annual seminar featured four speakers: Dr. … Continue reading 2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and the Law: A Comparative Perspective.

2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and Law: A Comparative Perspective

Online (joining details will be sent to registered participants by e-mail) 1st September 2020, 9.30-11.30 (UK time)   Welcome President of BACL, Annette Nordhausen Scholes, & sponsors, Intersentia.   Session 1   Dr. Benoit Mayer (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Climate Assessment as a Transnational Trend   Dr. Catherine Caine (University of Exeter): The Obstacles … Continue reading 2020 Annual Seminar – Climate Change and Law: A Comparative Perspective

John Cairns – The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire

My focus is on “mixed legal systems”, though my teacher Alan Watson, whose memory is honoured here, never seemed to me to be especially interested in “mixed systems” as an analytical category; the idea of “Legal Transplants” would be seen by many, however, as his most important legacy. As a legal historian I have always … Continue reading John Cairns – The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire

CALL FOR PAPERS –  British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Research Workshop on Comparative Law  23rd – 24th April 2020  School of Law, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

The University of Bristol Law School will host the 2020 BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law on 23rd and 24th April 2020. The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies and related subjects. In a round-table setting, the 2-day workshop will … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS –  British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Research Workshop on Comparative Law  23rd – 24th April 2020  School of Law, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell

The Centre for European Legal Studies (Cambridge) kindly sponsored a Comparative law workshop in honour of John Bell, who is retiring in September 2019. The workshop, which was organised by Dr Turenne, was a small gathering of colleagues and former students from Australia, Chile, France, the Netherlands, the USA in addition to colleagues and former … Continue reading Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell

2019 Annual Seminar – Legal Transplants and Mixed Jurisdictions – In Honour of the Late Prof. Alan Watson

University of Central Lancashire 3 September 2019 9.30-12.20 Welcome President of BACL, Annette Nordhausen Scholes, & sponsors, Intersentia.   Session 1 (9.45-11.00)   Prof. John Cairns (Edinburgh): The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire   Prof. Dr. Uwe Kischel (Greifswald): Theorising Legal Transplants? (for an account of this presentation - click here) … Continue reading 2019 Annual Seminar – Legal Transplants and Mixed Jurisdictions – In Honour of the Late Prof. Alan Watson

BACL Postgraduate Workshop Thursday 11th April-Friday 12th April 2019.

Thank you to Dr Mary Guy for organising this year’s annual BACL workshop, which was kindly supported by Intersentia and hosted by Lancaster University. As in previous years, many different comparative research projects were discussed by PhD students in this year’s BACL Post-graduate Workshop. It provided an opportunity for PhD students to discuss their research … Continue reading BACL Postgraduate Workshop Thursday 11th April-Friday 12th April 2019.

Call for panel proposals and papers – ASLC annual meeting

The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) has just issued a call for proposals for (1) concurrent panels and (2) a works in progress conference to be held in association with the ASCL 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held at the University of Missouri School of Law between Thursday, October 17, and Saturday, October … Continue reading Call for panel proposals and papers – ASLC annual meeting

CALL FOR PAPERS – Postgraduate Research Workshop on Comparative Law – 11th – 12th April 2019 Lancaster University

The School of Law, Lancaster University, will host the 2019 BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law on 11th-12th April 2019. The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies and related subjects. In a round-table setting, the 2-day workshop will address both … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS – Postgraduate Research Workshop on Comparative Law – 11th – 12th April 2019 Lancaster University

Merris Amos – Brexit led tinkering with the UK human rights machine: minor adjustment or damaging blow?

Introduction For supporters of the broadest possible reach of human rights law these are troubled times. But for the comparative law scholar these are also very interesting times. Proponents of a ‘hard’ Brexit are trying to expel an entire corpus of law from our legal system whilst simultaneously the Government is trying to negotiate various … Continue reading Merris Amos – Brexit led tinkering with the UK human rights machine: minor adjustment or damaging blow?