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.

Interview with Uwe Kischel on his book Comparative Law (OUP 2019)

Uwe Kischel’s comprehensive treatise on comparative law offers a critical introduction to the central tenets of comparative legal scholarship. The first part of the book is dedicated to general aspects of comparative law. The controversial question of methods, in particular, is addressed by explaining and discussing different approaches, and by developing a contextual approach that … Continue reading Interview with Uwe Kischel on his book Comparative Law (OUP 2019)

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

Catherine Valcke – Comparing Law: Comparative Law as Reconstruction of Collective Commitments (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 25th October 2018)

Traditional comparative law is doing just fine. At any rate much better than has been claimed. It is not theoretically random, scientifically aimless and/or methodologically void, thus an intellectually empty and socially inconsequential form of entertainment, on a par with stamp collecting and baseball statistics hoarding. Only, comparative lawyers have historically been remarkably tight-lipped about … Continue reading Catherine Valcke – Comparing Law: Comparative Law as Reconstruction of Collective Commitments (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 25th October 2018)

New Publication: Mathias Siems, Comparative Law, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press 2018)

According to the late John Henry Merryman ‘lawyers are professionally parochial. Comparative law is our effort to be cosmopolitan’. This statement may seem exaggerated, but there is also a good deal of truth in it. Most lawyers are almost entirely trained and specialised in the law of their domestic jurisdiction. Thus, as soon as lawyers … Continue reading New Publication: Mathias Siems, Comparative Law, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press 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