giovedì 24 novembre 2016

Presentazione: "Questa notte il sole è sorto ad Occidente" — Oberdan Tommaso Scozzafava


German Law Journal - November Issue

Issue No. 6 - Volume 17 (2016)

"Constitutional Dimensions of the Refugee Crisis" 

The German Law Journal is pleased to announce the publication of the November issue “Constitutional Dimensions of the Refugee Crisis."

These are tumultuous times. That only makes reasoned and reasonable debate more necessary than ever. This is especially true of the question of migration, which seems to be the flashpoint of our new malaise. President-elect Trump has his “big, beautiful wall.” Presidential candidate Le Pen has the provocation that “they are trying to replace us.” Party Chairwoman Petry has her “colorful compost heap.” Questions about migration and integration will drive the political discourse long after all the votes are counted and the public offices have been distributed.

In this climate the German Law Journal is proud to offer this special issue. The collection—assembled by GLJ board members Jürgen Bast and Matthias Goldmann—tackles the topic head-on and from a rich variety of perspectives, including the diverse systems under consideration and the varying ideological approaches the contributors take to this contentious issue.

This special issue also concludes the Journal’s German Law in Context Program, which has examined Europe’s refugee crisis in a series lectures, discussions, and film-screenings across the last months. As part of that program, and to expand the discussion connected with this excellent collection of articles, several of the contributors will participate in a panel discussion at 12.00 (EST) on Monday, 28 November 2016. Please join the conversation:

Special issues, like those we have published in 2016 (Corrupt Practices; Brexit Supplement; Democracy and the Financial Order), are a central part of the Journal’s coverage of “developments in German, European, and International jurisprudence.” Looking ahead to Volume 18, we are thrilled to have a number of excellent special issues planned, including “Persons/Things” (from guest editor Toni Selkälä) and “Immigration, Citizenship, and Constitutional Identity” (from guest editors Jürgen Bast and Liav Orgad). And we announce today a call for proposals for special issues that will appear in Volume 19 (2018).

As we head into the distracting and sometimes overly-demanding winter season, we wish our faithful contributors and readers peace, and the comfort that comes from the confidence that our communities are animated by a commitment to justice, tolerance, and empathy. And, as always, we wish you “happy reading.”

martedì 15 novembre 2016

[News!] Aggiornamenti, Iniziative, Covegni


In occasione del XXIV Colloquio Biennale dell'Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato, che si svolgerà nei giorni 15-17 giugno 2017 presso l'Università di Napoli Suor Orsola Benincasa, è aperta una call for papers sul tema Jus Dicere in a Globalized World
Gli abstract delle proposte di paper devono essere inviati entro la data del 20 dicembre 2016 all'indirizzo di posta elettronica
Per ulteriori informazioni sui temi della call for papers e sulle modalità di partecipazione è possibile consultare il sito http://www.

Giovedì 17 e venerdì 18 novembre si svolge presso Palazzo dei Normanni, a cura dell'Università di Palermo, il convegno dal titolo Costituzionalismo e futuro. Per ulteriori informazioni sull'iniziativa è possibile consultare la locandina al sito

Lunedì 21 novembre ore 15:00 presso il Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza della Lumsa di Roma si svolge la presentazione del volume Common law. Protagonisti e idee nella storia di un sistema giuridico. Studi in memoria di Francesco de Franchis. Il programma dell'iniziativa è pubblicato in

Martedì 22 novembre ore 17:30 presso il Senato della Repubblica in Roma si svolge, a cura dell'associazione Società Libera, il convegno dal titolo Quale Costituzione per una società libera?. Il programma dell'iniziativa è allegato a questa newsletter. 


E' aperta una call for papers, a cura dello Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law in occasione della VI YCC Global Conference, che si tiene i prossimi 27 e 28 aprile 2017 preso la Koc University Law School di Istanbul (Turchia). Un primo abstract di paper deve essere inviato entro il 31 dicembre p.v. all'indirizzo di posta elettronica 

Per ulteriori informazioni sui temi della call for papers e sui requisiti di partecipazione si rinvia al sito


Mercoledì 16, giovedì 17 e venerdì 18 novembre si svolge a Montevideo (Uruguay) a cura della International Academy of Comparative Law un congresso tematico di diritto comparato sul tema Enforcement and Effectiveness of the Law. Ulteriori informazioni sui temi della conferenza e modalità di registrazione in

Giovedì 24 novembre ore 14:30 presso il Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza dell'Università di Roma Tre si svolge il convegno sul tema Mercati terrioriali, geoblocking ed economia digitale. La locandina del convegno è pubblicata in

mercoledì 9 novembre 2016

Pólemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture — 10th ANNIVERSARY!!!



The international research field of "Law and Literature" has been widely expanding during the past years. It has by now moved on to many innovative topics, combining questions of legislature and jurisdiction with other fields of studies, such as "Law and Religion", "Law and the Image", "Law and Power", "Law and Equity", etc. The journal Pólemos was founded in 2007 at the very beginning of this development. Originally started as an Italian journal, Pólemos is now being re-launched with De Gruyter as an international journal with contributions in English that cover the whole area of emerging topics in Law, Literature and Culture
The aim of Pólemos is to call attention to the developments in international scholarship dealing with interdisciplinary "Law and ..." topics and to act as a sounding board for innovative critical ideas, connecting all scholars working within the field of law and humanities.

giovedì 3 novembre 2016

NEW BOOK!!! — Fables of the Law: Fairy Tales in a Legal Context (De Gruyter)

Fables of the Law

Fairy Tales in a Legal Context

Ed. by Carpi, Daniela / Leiboff, Marett

eBook (PDF)
Publication Date: 
October 2016

Aims and Scope

The latest development concerning the metaphorical use of the fairy tale is the legal perspective. The law had and has recourse to fairy tales in order to speak of the nomos and its subversion, of the politically correct and of the various means that have been used to enforce the law. Fairy tales are a fundamental tool to examine legal procedures and structures in their many failings and errors. Therefore, we have privileged the term "fables" of the law just to stress the ethical perspective: they are moral parables that often speak of justice miscarried and justice sought.
Law and jurists are creators of "fables" on the view that law is born out of the facts (ex facto ius oritur) so that there is a need for narrative coherence both on the level of the case and the level of legislation (or turned the other way around: what does it mean if no such coherence is found?). This is especially of interest given the influx of all kinds of new technologies that are "fabulous" in themselves and hard to incorporate in traditional doctrinal schemes and thus in the construction of a new reality.
Table of contents

mercoledì 2 novembre 2016

AIDEL Annual Conference: “As You Law It. Negotiating Shakespeare” — 9-10-11 November 2016, Museo di Storia Naturale, Verona.

In order to celebrate the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death

the Association AIDEL,

the Department of Foreign Literatures and Languages
and the Department of Law  of the University of Verona 
will jointly organize a three-days conference on 

Shakespeare and the Law: “As You Law It. Negotiating Shakespeare”

9-10-11 November 2016, Museo di Storia Naturale, Verona.

To see the program, click here.


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