giovedì 17 dicembre 2009

Comparative Law PhD Program in Macerata

Per informazioni:
Dipartimento di Diritto privato
e del lavoro italiano e comparato
tel. 0733.258 2462

Lo scopo di questi “incontri con un comparatista" è di porre i dottorandi a confronto più che con temi, con persone che hanno condotto ricerche su aspetti, anche profondamente diversi tra loro, ma affrontati nella prospettiva della comparazione giuridica: una sorta di percorso guidato ad una ricerca (con sentenze, materiali ecc.).
I seminari sono destinati ai frequentanti del corso di dottorato, ma sono aperti a chiunque vi abbia interesse, previa iscrizione gratuita.

Il Coordinatore del dottorato
Prof. Ermanno Calzolaio

venerdì 26 febbraio 2010

Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich
Ordinario nell’Università di Roma Tre
I contratti “immorali”

venerdì 12 marzo 2010

Vittoria Barsotti
Ordinario nell’Università di Firenze
Le unioni tra persone dello stesso sesso negli Stati Uniti:
questioni di diritti e di federalismo

giovedì 15 aprile 2010

Michael Joachim Bonell
Ordinario nell’Università La Sapienza
Verso un diritto mondiale dei contratti

Le lezioni si terranno dalle ore 16 alle ore 19
presso il Dipartimento di diritto privato e del lavoro italiano e comparato


28-29 maggio 2010

II° colloquio biennale
dei giovani comparatisti

Università di Catania e di Enna


 Posted by Ermanno Calzolaio
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martedì 15 dicembre 2009

Guy Horsmans on the Ius Commune Societario

Segreteria organizzativa:
Posted by Federico Pernazza
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lunedì 14 dicembre 2009

A. Debeljak: “In praise of hybridity: Globalization and the modern western paradigm”

The division of the world into “the West and the rest” is a misrepresentation, writes Ales Debeljak. Cultural globalization is not the transplantation of western ideas and technologies across the planet, but the adaptation of these according to local requirements. Hybridity, the product of a longe durée, is at the heart of the contemporary western paradigm.

Maggiori informazioni…
Posted by Giampaolo Azzoni on Ethica
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EU Innovating Indicators

With reflection on the EU 2020 in full swing, Ann Mettler weighs into the debate with an analysis about the political economy of indicators, as well as concrete recommendations on targets for the EU’s new economic blueprint. “Innovating Indicators: Choosing the Right Targets for EU 2020” is a unique reflection on how to measure and evaluate societal progress and make the policy process more inclusive and meaningful to a broader number of people.
Download the e-brief from here
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Certiorari in Italy ?

Oggi la Commissione del CNF sulla riforma del Codice di Procedura Civile dovrà discutere la bozza definitiva del nuovo testo dell'art. 360-bis cpc sul filtro dei ricorsi in Corte di Cassazione.
D fronte a quello che potrebbe essere un caso eclatante di circolazione di modelli vi segnaliamo che si possono leggere le considerazioni del Primo Presidente della Corte Suprema e gli atti relativi al Convegno di studi del 28 ottobre scorso tenutosi in Roma, cliccando direttamente qui.
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Felix Frankfurter’s correspondence on the Securities Act of 1933

As it happened, I was rummaging around in Felix Frankfurter’s correspondence on the Securities Act of 1933 a few days before the House of Representatives passed its comprehensive bill reforming the nation’s financial sector. I already knew from the thoroughly researched studies of Michael ParrishJoel SeligmanJoseph Lash, and Robert Thompson and Adam Pritchard that Frankfurter believed the corporate bar had advised investment bankers to postpone new issues to build up pressure to amend the statute.
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mercoledì 9 dicembre 2009

Juries and Narrative

John M. Conley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Law, and Robin H. Conley, UCLA Department of Anthropology, have published "Stories from the Jury Room: How Jurors Use Narrative to Process Evidence," at 49 Studies in Law, Politics, & Society 25 (2009). Here is the abstract.

This paper analyzes the ways in which jurors use everyday storytelling techniques in their deliberations. It begins by reviewing the literature on how jurors receive and process evidence, emphasizing narrative and storytelling. It then presents some new, qualitative linguistic data drawn from actual jury deliberations, which shed light on jurors' standards of evidence and proof, as well as on the persuasive tactics they use in dealing with each other. Although these data are limited, they provide an interesting basis for assessing existing ideas about jury evidence-processing and thinking more broadly about the strengths and weaknesses of the jury system.

CFP: Law, Society, and Culture in Germany

Call For Papers: Law, Society, and Culture in Germany

German Studies Association
Oakland, California, October 7-10, 2010
Hat tip: H-Law
For the 2010 German Studies Association meeting in Oakland,California, we will be convening a series of panels on matters legal.We envisage a broad set of topics, from the development of specific legal practices and cultures in Germany to the function of law in wider cultural fields; from theories of law and the emergence of the so-called Rechtstaat to the development of business law and legal integration in the nineteenth century. From the philosophy of law to the legal cultures and literatures that extend from medieval to modern periods, these panels are intended to foster an extended conversation on the law across humanities and social science disciplines. We encourage submissions from scholars in all aspects of the law, and are especially interested in both methodological and temporal breadth.
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010. For queries and submissions, please contact:
Professor Timothy Guinnane, Economics, Yale University(
Professor Jonathan Sheehan, History, University of California, Berkeley (

The full call for papers is here.

lunedì 7 dicembre 2009

Paul Raffield on Prerogative vs. Common Law Courts

Paul Raffield, University of Warwick School of Law, has published "'Terras Astraea reliquit’: Titus Andronicus and the Loss of Justice," in Shakespeare and the Law (Paul Raffield and Gary Watt eds.; Hart 2008) at 203-220). Here is the abstract.

This paper considers the constitutional and political significance of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, in the context of fin-de-siècle Elizabethan rule, during which period the jurisdiction of the prerogative courts threatened to supersede that of the courts of common law. I examine juristic belief in the existence of an unwritten law, superior in authority to imperial edict: a theme which resonates throughout Titus, but which also underscores The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, which he was compiling in the 1590s. I analyse also the symbolic importance of ancient Rome to the development in England of a body of literature that might loosely be termed republican. The story of the destruction of Troy and its re-emergence in London as Troynovant is a literary device that was employed by Elizabethan writers as a means of establishing the ancient credentials of the English state and English common law.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.Maggiori informazioni…
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From Civil to Human Rights un libro di Helle Porsdam

Helle Porsdam,  a member of AIDEL, in comparing Europe and the USA, from the standpoint of Law & Humanities,  focuses on the following:

"Europeans have attempted for some time to develop a human rights talk and now European intellectuals are talking about the need to construct 'European narratives'. This book illustrates that these narratives will emphasize a political and cultural vision for a multi-ethnic and more cosmopolitan Europe. The narratives evolve around human rights, partly in hope that they might function as a cultural glue in an increasingly multi-ethnic Europe, and partly because they are intimately connected with that part of enlightenment thinking that sought to promote democracy and the rule of law. Helle Porsdam discusses the development of human rights as a discourse of atonement for Europeans - a discourse which has the potential to become a shared, transatlantic discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduate students and scholars within the fields of law, history, political science and international relations."
Read More ...
Posted by the AIDEL Law&Beyond Group
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Garoupa & Ginsburg on a Comparative Perspective on Judicial Reputation

Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg (University of Illinois College of Law and University of Chicago Law School) have posted Judicial Audiences and Reputation: Perspectives from Comparatives Law(Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
    Part I lays out why incentives and audiences matter. We explain the idea of judicial audiences and how they shape the judiciary in different legal families. We provide a common framework for understanding what have been traditionally perceived as very different institutions, namely the so-called “career” judiciary and the “recognition” judiciary. This framework provides new insights into the profound changes judiciaries have been going through in many different jurisdictions across the world. Part II considers the particular dynamics of internal and external audiences for judicial performance, using case studies from various judicial systems. In particular, we look at traditional civil law jurisdictions such as France, Italy and Japan where judicial activism has progressively made its way. We also compare the United States and Britain, examining recent British constitutional reforms in detail and speculating about the future consequences of the new institutional design. We argue that our framework provides a useful way of understanding the main forces shaping the recent changes in all these different jurisdictions, thus providing a common ground for analysis.

Matteo Ferrari on Food Safety

Ashgate has recently published the book “Risk Perception, Culture, and Legal Change. A Comparative Study on Food Safety in the Wake of the Mad Cow Crisis”. The study explores the reasons behind the different responses of Europe, Japan and the USA in dealing with BSE, one of the major food safety crises in recent years. Making reference to the most recent advances on risk perception that cognitive and social sciences, such as legal anthropology and sociology of law, have experimented with, the author examines the role that culture plays in addressing the process of legal change. Attention is focused on the regulative frameworks implemented to guarantee the safety of the food chain against the BSE menace and on the liability responses sketched to compensate the victims of mad cow disease, showing how both these elements have been influenced by the cultural context within which they are situated. The author, Matteo Ferrari, is a post-doc fellow in comparative private law at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Trento.

This book is a path-breaking and highly topical study of the cultural contexts of the regulation of safety’, David Nelken, Cardiff University, UK

Why have different nations reacted so diversely to “mad cow” disease? Ferrari’s answer is in fact a single, elegant solution to a host of long-standing theoretical puzzles in economics, political science, sociology, and law. His account of culture and risk will provoke debate and deepen insight in all these fields’, Dan Kahan, Yale Law School, USA

Full content list, Preface and Index available here:

mercoledì 2 dicembre 2009

Settore: IUS/02 - Diritto privato comparato, concorsi per Ordinario/Associato

Cari Amiche ed Amici
avrete tutti letto sul sito del Cineca dedicato al reclutamento dei professori, la decisione di sospendere la pubblicazione dell'elettorato definitivo nel settore IUS 02 in attesa di una decisione di merito in ordine alla legittimità dell'attuale assetto che vede la necessità di integrare le commissioni per ordinario ed associato con ben 99 colleghi del settore IUS 01.
Come sapete fin dal 2006 l'AIDC - allora presieduta dall'amico Antonio Gambaro - aveva chiesto al Ministero di riconoscere, in relazione alla comune vocazione metodologica e transnazionale, la reciproca affinità fra i raggruppamenti di Diritto privato comparato e di Diritto pubblico comparato. Tale istanza era stata riproposta sia nel 2007 che nel 2008 e la risposta del Ministero era sempre che era in attesa della ridefinizione dei settori disciplinari da parte del CUN.
Quando nel settembre scorso il CUN ha finalmente proceduto al riordino accogliendo in toto la richiesta dell'Associazione,  dando vita al settore disciplinare 12F2 (Diritto comparato), si è imposta, doverosamente, l'impugnazione della nuova procedura elettorale che, disattendendo le chiarissime indicazioni del CUN, integrava  le commissioni di privato comparato non con i colleghi di Diritto pubblico comparato ma con quelli di Diritto privato.
Il TAR del Lazio, in un provvedimento dei primi di novembre, ha immediatamente colto la contraddizione ed ilvulnus per l'area comparatistica ed ha sospeso l'elettorato provvisorio che era stato diffuso sul sito del Cineca.
Adesso cosa succederà? A brevissimo, il 16 dicembre, è fissata l'udienza di merito, e confidiamo che le buone ragioni dell'Associazione vengano confermate con una sentenza che lo stesso Ministero pare auspicare. In tal caso le commissioni verrebbero costituite con semplice estrazione dei titolari dell'elettorato passivo (i professori   ordinari) come avviene per tutti i raggruppamenti autosufficienti. Mi pare inutile sottolineare che in tal modo si guadagnerebbero mesi preziosi: con il meccanismo ideato dal Ministero ci sarebbero volute almeno tre tornate elettorali per completare la lista dei sorteggiabili (45 professori IUS 02 + 99 professori IUS 01).
Ovviamente sarà mia cura informarvi tempestivamente sugli sviluppi. Nel frattempo non posso che ribadire la ferma intenzione di tutto il Direttivo di continuare sulla strada della piena autonomia scientifica ed accademica della comparazione giuridica, come scolpito più di venti anni fa nelle "Tesi di Trento".
Un cordiale saluto

Lisbona Treaty into Force

La Nuova Costituzione Europea
L'entrata in vigore del trattato di Lisbona non può essere sottostimata per i suoi vasti effetti sull'ordinamento europeo
Qui trovate in pillole tutte le maggiori novità
e qui il testo completo del trattato con vari link di approfondimento, tra cui la voce Wikipedia dedicata al trattato,
mentre qui trovate le prime reazioni americane raccolte dalla Yale Law School.
The Lisbon Treaty was designed to modernise and change the workings of the European Union (EU).  The member states had been negotiating and discussing institutional changes for nearly a decade and will finally bring those negotiations to a close. Read More from HeinOnline ...
Posted by PG Monateri
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Alpa on the Common Frame of Reference

Now online the presentation made by Guido Alpa as president of the Italian Bar of the newer Draft of the Common Frame of Reference
You may download it clicking here
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lunedì 30 novembre 2009

Esquirol on Globalization of Legal Thought in Perugia

Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
Cattedra di Diritto Privato Comparato
Prof. Giovanni Marini


 Comparative Law in Perugia
November – December 2009



25 Novembre 2009 - aula 11 ore 16,00
Postmodern Comparative Law

26 Novembre 2009 – aula 11 ore 12,00

Legal Orientalism

27 Novembre 2009 – aula 7 ore 10,00
Difference Comparativists

2 Dicembre 2009 - aula 11 ore 16,00
  Latin American/European Transnationalism

3 Dicembre 2009 – aula 11 ore 12,00
Latin American/U.S. Transnationalism

4 Dicembre 2009 – aula 7 ore 10,00
Comparative Legal Theory

Gambaro on Goods: Le Lezioni Pisane di Diritto Civile affidate ad Antonio Gambaro

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, 56127 Pisa
Per informazioni:       tel. 050 883529  
Per iscrizioni mail a: 

Prof. Antonio Gambaro 
Università di Milano 

Lezioni Pisane di Diritto Civile 

Martedì 27 aprile 2010, 17.00-19.00, Aula 3
La nozione di bene e l’esegesi dell’art. 810 c.c

Mercoledì 28 aprile 2010, 10.00-12.00, Aula 3 
La nozione di bene nel contesto europeo 

Mercoledì 5 maggio 2010, 17.00-19.00, Aula 3  
Beni e posizioni giuridiche soggettive 

Giovedì 6 maggio 2010,  10.00-12.00, Aula 3 
I soggetti e le utilità delle cose  

Teoria e Prassi nel Diritto Civile : il Danno

La Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna di Pisa con il Lider-Lab, organizza un ciclo di seminari sulla teoria del Danno.
Il ciclo sarà inaugurato il 21 dicembre prossimo da una lezione di Vincenzo Carbone, Primo presidente della Corte di Cassazione, e si svilupperà fino a Maggio con interventi di Roberto Pardolesi, Fabio Ziccardi, Salvatore Cacace, Enrico Scoditti, Carlo Saltelli, Denis Mazeaud, Roberto Chieppa, Muriel Fabre-Magnan e Giulio Ponzanelli. I seminari saranno chiusi da un intervento di Franco Bile, presidente emerito della Corte Costituzionale.
Potete scarica la loncandina con tutte le date e le informazioni da QUI
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Master sulle Politiche per la Legalità e lo Sviluppo nell'area del Mediterraneo

Il Dipartimento di Studi Europei e dell'Integrazione Internazionale (DEMS) della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell'Università di Palermo ha organizzato un Master  di I Livello sulle Politiche della legalità e dello sviluppo nel mediterraneo.
Il Comitato Scientifico è presieduto dal Direttore prof. Salvatore Costantino,  e l'organizzazione è affidata ai dott. Mario Gagliano e Salvatore Casabone.
Potete collegarvi al sito politiche
e potete scaricare la locandina direttamente da QUI
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giovedì 26 novembre 2009

Call for Submissions : Transnational Legal Theory

Hart Publishing has recently announced the following:

Article submissions are now being accepted for Transnational Legal Theory, a new quarterly journal. The journal publishes articles of (optimally) 10,000-15,000 words and book reviews of 1000-2500 words. Also considered for publication are “review essays”. The journal is refereed and employs a double-blind peer review procedure.

The objective of Transnational Legal Theory is to publish high-quality theoretical scholarship that addresses transnational dimensions of law and legal dimensions of transnational fields and activity. Central to Transnational Legal Theory’s mandate is publication of work that explores whether and how transnational contexts, forces and ideations affect debates within existing traditions or schools of legal thought. Similarly, the journal aspires to encourage scholars debating general theories about law to consider the relevance of transnational contexts and dimensions for their work. With respect to particular jurisprudence, the journal welcomes not only submissions that involve theoretical explorations of fields commonly constructed as transnational in nature (such as commercial law, maritime law, or cyberlaw) but also explorations of transnational aspects of fields less commonly understood in this way (for example, criminal law, family law, company law, tort law, evidence law, and so on). Submissions of work exploring process-oriented approaches to law as transnational (from transjurisdictional litigation to delocalized arbitration to multi-level governance) are also encouraged.

Equally central to Transnational Legal Theory’s mandate is theoretical work that explores fresh (or revived) understandings of international law and comparative law ‘beyond the state’ (and the interstate). The journal has a special interest in submissions that explore the interfaces, intersections, and mutual embeddedness of public international law, private international law, and comparative law, notably in terms of whether such inter-relationships are reshaping these sub-disciplines in directions that are, in important respects, transnational in nature. Other areas of interest for the journal include the interaction of systems or orders along such axes as the following examples: constitutional law theory on the reception of various forms of external law by states’ legal orders; jurisdictional theory on the external projection of states’ legal orders; public law theory on the evolution of regional legal orders; panstate religious normativity; and the theorization of law as “global” in preference or contradistinction to law as either international or transnational.

Legal theory is understood broadly to encompass a variety of inter- and subdisciplinary theoretical approaches to law or to law-like normativity, including, to name only some, philosophy of law, legal sociology, legal history, law and economics, and international relations theory.

If you wish to contribute a paper or discuss ideas for future articles, please contact or to submit a book review Full guidelines for contributors are available here.

From Sean Donlan, Irish Society for Comparative Law
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Comparative Perspectives on Constitutions

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (The School of Advanced Study, University of London) has issued a Call for Papers for the WG Hart Legal Workshop 2010 on Comparative Perspectives on Constitutions: Theory and Practice (29 June- 01 July 2010). The Workshop:

will explore theoretical and empirical aspects of national constitutions (including instruments such as Basic Laws and ‘constitutional statutes’), regional constitutional instruments, and international instruments of a ‘constitutional’ nature. Particular emphasis will be placed on questions concerning the purposes of constitutions, the extent to which such conceptualisations are given expression in the drafting of constitutional texts, and the means by which methods, techniques and institutional innovations are traded across jurisdictions.

Proposals for papers or panels that fall within the framework of these themes are welcomed.The committee especially welcomes contributions from early career researchers and papers of a cross-disciplinary nature.

All papers will be posted on the workshop website. Subsequently, the organising committee intends to seek publication of a selection of these papers in more permanent form.

The themes include:

1. Conceptualisations of the purposes of constitutions
2. Transplants, Irritations, Migrations, Harmonization
3. Constructing Constitutions

Papers of The American Society for Legal History

Abstract and papers of the 2009 Dallas Conference of the American Society for Legal History now available for download

IACL World Conference 2010 in Washington

The XVIIIth International Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law is fast approaching (as is the deadline for early and slightly cheaper registration). The Congress is hosted by American University's Washington College of Law, the George Washington University Law School, and the Georgetown University Law Center. It takes place in Washington DC from 25 July to 1 August 2010.
Italian Delegation Coordinator:  prof. Gambaro
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A New Volume of the Journal of Civil Law Studies

A new volume of the Journal of Civil Law Studies has been issued. The journal was launched last year:

to promote a multidisciplinary and pluralistic approach, and to focus on the following themes:

  • The evolution of the law in mixed jurisdictions, chiefly Louisiana
  • The evolution of the civil law in an English speaking environment
  • The impact of globalization on the evolution of the civil law and the common law
  • The impact of the civil law and the common law outside the western world and their interrelation with other legal traditions
  • Bridging the divide between civil law and common law in the American hemisphere and in the European area
  • The combination of the civil law and common law traditions in the harmonization and unification processes, with a focus on linguistic issues.
The contents of the current volume include:
  • Jacques Vanderlinden, ‘Aux origines de la culture juridique française en Amérique du Nord’
  • Olivier Moréteau, ‘The Future of Civil Codes in France and Louisiana’
  • Andrea Borroni & Charles Tabor, ‘Caveat Emptor’s Current Role in Louisiana and Islamic Law: Worlds Apart yet Surprisingly Close’
  • Catherine Piché, ‘The Cultural Analysis of Class Action Law’
  • Georges A Cavalier & Thomas Straub, ‘Mergers and Acquisitions Comparative Economic Analysis of Laws: France vs USA’
  • Agustín Parise on Gustavus Schmidt, The Civil Law of Spain and Mexico (2008 [1851])
  • Olivier Moréteau & Agustín Parise, ‘The Bicentennial of the Louisiana Civil Code (1808-2008)’
Posted from the ComparativeLawBlog
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Frosini and Groppi on Constitutional Limits to Power : La sentenza sul "Lodo Alfano"




La sentenza sulla legge alfano

MERCOLEdì 16 DICEMBRE ore 10,30

dott. Carla Bassu
(Università di Sassari)

Dott. Pierluigi Petrillo
(Università di Siena)

ne discutono con:

Prof. Tommaso Edoardo Frosini
 (Università di Suor Orsola Benincasa)

Prof. Tania Groppi
(Università di Siena)

Aula del dottorato

Facoltà di Economia
Piazza S.Francesco, 7

Per informazioni:

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Ranking of Italian Universities

Classifica degli atenei italiani.
Il sole 24 ore ha pubblicato la nuova classifica 2009 completa secondo 10 indici ministeriali degli Atenei italiani
La graduatoria degli atenei avviene in base a vari indicatori di qualità (dall’affollamento alla dispersione, dall’indice di attrattività all’impegno nella ricerca)
e la potete consultare sul sito del giornale direttamente cliccando qui
La classifica prende in considerazione anche la customer satisfaction, la produzione scientifica, la docenza, l'occupazione, i brevetti e i successi europei.
Ne esce un quadro ancora una volta diverso e può essere comparata con le altre graduatorie che abbiamo pubblicato sulle facoltà di giurisprudenza italiane e americane.
Si tratta comunque di un ranking importante in quanto effettuato sulla base dei criteri ministeriali dovrebbe influenzare il finanziamento delle varie sedi universitarie
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martedì 24 novembre 2009


Dopo il successo di Macerata l’Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato organizza un secondo Incontro a Catania e Enna, il 28-29 maggio 2010 dedicato ai giovani comparatisti sulla base di un Call for Papers.

L’iniziativa sostenuta con entusiasmo dai nostri stessi più giovani associati è stata promossa da Biagio Andò e Fausto Caggia, che ringraziamo di cuore: troverete ogni ulteriore notizia, il testo del Call, i requisiti per partecipare, e il formato dei file nella sezione dei Giovani Comparatisti del sito dell’AIDC, cui potete anche scrivere direttamente.
Per il formato del file e le scadenze cliccate QUI e da quella pagina scaricate il pdf relativo.

Naturalmente il forum è aperto a tutti i giovani studiosi siano o meno soci dell’AIDC.

AIDC has established a tradition for Junior Faculty Forum started 2 years ago at Macerata, whose success fueled for a 2nd Meeting to be held at Catania and Enna on 28-29 May, 2010.

We wish to thank Biagio Andò and Fausto Caggia who promoted the Forum, 
and prof. Di Chiara and prof. Vecchio who will host the meeting.

We also wish to thank Dean Miranda and prof. Ferrari who will represent our Association in the Organizing Committee, and prof. Duncan Fairgrieve who accepted to deliver a Key-note speech during the meeting.

The idea behind this is to stimulate exchange of ideas and research, among younger scholars in the academy; and to encourage younger scholars in their work.
The papers at the 2008 Forum were on a very wide range of subjects, and this is a welcome fact, as they must mirror all the interests and present researches of participants. Also at the upcoming 2010 Forum papers may be on any legally relevant subject.

The papers can make use of any relevant approach; they can be quantitative or qualitative, formal, sociological, anthropological, historical, or economic.

The first step in applying is to submit an abstract of the proposed paper. We would like these to be no more than 2 pages. Tell us what you plan to do; lay out the major argument of the paper, say something about the methodology, and what you think will be the paperʹs contribution to scholarship.

An international committee of legal scholars, chaired by prof. Pardolesi of Luiss University in Rome, will act as referee to select the papers, according to all major International standards.

You find any further information at the page of younger scholars in Comparative Law
Where you may download the Call (in italian) with the requirements for files, and the mail address.
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Tania Groppi and Augusto Barbera on Presidency and the Forms of Government


Centro interdipartimentale di ricerca e formazione sul Diritto pubblico europeo e comparato

Scuola di dottorato in Diritto ed economia - Sezione Diritto pubblico comparato

In occasione della presentazione del volume

Il presidenzialismo che avanza. Come cambiano le forme di governo
(Carocci 2009)
a cura di Tommaso Edoardo Frosini, Carla Bassu e Pier Luigi Petrillo

Il presidenzialismo che avanza
come cambiano le forme di governo
(15 dicembre 2009, ore 14,30)

Prof.ssa Tania Groppi
(Università di Siena)

Prof. Augusto Barbera
(Università di Bologna)

saranno presenti i curatori

L'incontro si terrà presso l'Aula del Dottorato, Facoltà di Economia - P.zza San Francesco, 7 - Siena
Per maggiori informazioni:

Posted by TE Frosini
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5th SIDE Conference on Law and Economics

Venue: Via delle Pandette, 32
Posted by Antonio Nicita
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4 – 5 December 2009

lunedì 23 novembre 2009

Le fonti dell'organizzazione amministrativa in Cina

Il quinto colloquio giuridico italo-cinese sulle Fonti dell'organizzazione amministrativa si svolgerà a Roma Tre mercoledì 2 dicembre, presso la Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Aula del Consiglio
Via Ostiense 159, Roma
Qui potete scaricare il programma completo
Posted by Zeno-Zencovich
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domenica 22 novembre 2009

Alpa on Bar Exam Reform

Guido Alpa sulla Riforma dell'Esame da Avvocato
Un'intervista video realizzata dalla Volters Kluwer con Guido Alpa in qualità di Presidente del Consiglio Nazionale Forense, dove si parla dell formazione permanente degli avvocati, dei progetti futuri sulle Scuole Forensi e il ruolo delle Facoltà, e del nuovo schema di esame da avvocato con prova pre-selettiva di ammissione.
Potete vedere il video da qui
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sabato 21 novembre 2009

Donoghue vs Stevenson Goes on Air

I learned recently of the BBC radio series, The Cases That Changed Our World. The latest episode is "The legal case of the snail found in the ginger beer ," Donoghue v Stevenson(1932).

Andrew Halpin and Volker Roeben on Theorising the Global Legal Order

This book aims to capture an exploratory approach to theorising the global legal order. Avoiding any brand loyalty to a particular academic perspective, it brings together scholars who contribute a variety of insights covering quite different topics and viewpoints. It sets itself the target of producing a distinctively legal theory of global phenomena, which is capable of illuminating the path of law as an academic discipline, as it confronts a bewildering array of novel situations and innovative ways of thinking about law. The broad base of perspectives found among the contributors, combined with a helpful commentary from the editors, makes the book an ideal Reader to introduce a subject that is becoming of increasing importance for academics, students and practitioners, in law and related fields.
Hart Publishing

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giovedì 19 novembre 2009

Giorgio Recchia Dies

Il 3 novembre del 2009, a Roma, dopo una lunga malattia, si è spento Giorgio Recchia. 
Dopo aver insegnato a Napoli e nella Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione, dal 1995 era professore nella neo istituita Facoltà di Scienze politiche dell’Università di Roma Tre. Numerosissimi e importanti i suoi contributi alla Comparazione giuridica.
Pubblichiamo il commosso e bel ricordo che ha voluto tracciarne Tommaso Edoardo Frosini.

martedì 17 novembre 2009

David Rudenstine and Charles Yablon on the Pentagon Papers at Roma 3

Università degli Studi Roma Tre - Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
Dipartimento di Diritto dell’Economia
ed Analisi Economica delle Istituzioni

 Osservatorio per lo studio Studying Law at Roma Tre
        dell’organizzazione d’impresa

Nell’ambito delle attività del corso di
Diritto commerciale anglo-americano – Anglo-American Company Law,

il giorno 25 novembre 2009, alle ore 15.30,

si terrà un seminario su

The Pentagon Papers:
A Case Study of the Impact of
National Security Concerns on
Freedom of the Press


Sheldon H. Solow Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School

Charles M. YABLON
Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School

Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Facoltà di Giurisprudenza – Sala delle Lauree
Via Ostiense 159-161 – Roma
Posted by Zeno-Zencovich
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