Albin Eser – Comparative Criminal Law. Development – Aims – Methods. C.H.BECK HART – NOMOS, 2017

Comparative Criminal Law seems to be on the rise, at least in terms of standing on its own feet. However, this was not always the case. When looking into traditional textbooks on “comparative law”, it is amazing to see that this discipline, as a matter of course, seems to have been considered a realm of … Continue reading Albin Eser – Comparative Criminal Law. Development – Aims – Methods. C.H.BECK HART – NOMOS, 2017

Inaugural Lecture – Professor Mark Van Hoecke – Queen Mary, 2018

Mark Van Hoecke, Professor of Comparative Law, gave an insightful inaugural lecture on “Do judges reason differently on both sides of the Channel?”, at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, on 3rd September 2018. To a keen audience of academics and practitioners, Professor Van Hoecke compared Common Law reasoning with that of … Continue reading Inaugural Lecture – Professor Mark Van Hoecke – Queen Mary, 2018

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

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