Academic Global Trotters: Comparison of the Italian and French Public Law Academics in the UK, by Marie-Claire Ponthoreau

The United Kingdom is a land of welcome for European academics and this is also true for public law specialists. But for how much longer? Among those who have settled here, some are choosing to leave the UK since the Brexit. It is not necessarily a question of returning to their country of birth. My … Continue reading Academic Global Trotters: Comparison of the Italian and French Public Law Academics in the UK, by Marie-Claire Ponthoreau

COMMENTS ON PAUL DALY, Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World, by John Bell

This is the first piece in a series of comments offered on Paul Daly's book Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World (OUP 2021) at a meeting hosted by the public law cluster at the Essex Law School on 9th March 2022 and gathering Paul Daly, John Bell, Peter Cane and Giacinto della Cananea. … Continue reading COMMENTS ON PAUL DALY, Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World, by John Bell

Modern Law and Otherness – The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Comparative Legal Thought (Edward Elgar 2019), by Veronica Corcodel

Traditional comparative law has been subject to a variety of critiques and, by now, has been surpassed by new and eclectic approaches. Indeed, over the past two decades or so, the increasing interest in debates on globalisation and Eurocentrism brought new vigour to the field. This book joins these efforts by offering a postcolonial perspective on … Continue reading Modern Law and Otherness – The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Comparative Legal Thought (Edward Elgar 2019), by Veronica Corcodel

Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World (OUP 2021), by Paul Daly

I am happy to describe myself as a comparative lawyer. I studied law in my native Ireland, before doing an LLM in the United States and a PhD in the United Kingdom (where I later taught for several years). I also worked in Canada – both in the civilian tradition at the Université de Montréal … Continue reading Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World (OUP 2021), by Paul Daly

A new look at the history of modern European comparative law, by Balázs Fekete

Does it make any sense to study the history of legal scholarship in the 21st century? The answer is not self-evident at all. Our age is definitely fascinated by contemporariness, we are inclined to think in the present tense mostly. In light of this apparent confidence in the present, history seems to be an auxiliary … Continue reading A new look at the history of modern European comparative law, by Balázs Fekete

COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

On 29th and 30th March 2021, the British Association of Comparative Law organised two webinars entitled respectively Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable source of … Continue reading COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

The British Association of Comparative Law warmly invites you to two webinars on Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm on 29th and 30th March 2021. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable … Continue reading Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

THE IMPORTANCE OF URGENT INTERIM ORDERS IN CONTESTING FRENCH GOVERNMENT RULES ON COVID-19

The juge des référés is, in principle, the judge of interim orders. As Art. L511-1 CJA (French administrative justice code) states, he ‘decides by means of measures which have a provisional character’. But this simple description does not give the full picture. There are decisions which are provisional – a stay of execution in a … Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF URGENT INTERIM ORDERS IN CONTESTING FRENCH GOVERNMENT RULES ON COVID-19

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