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

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

Account – U Kischel, “Theorising legal transplants?”, BACL Seminar, Preston, 3rd September 2019

At the BACL Seminar in Preston on 3rd September 2019, Professor Uwe Kischel explained his approach to legal transplants. Professor Kischel is the Mercator Chair of Public Law, European Law and Comparative Law at the University of Greifswald (Germany) and the author of Comparative law (OUP 2019). Here is an account of his engaging presentation … Continue reading Account – U Kischel, “Theorising legal transplants?”, BACL Seminar, Preston, 3rd September 2019