martedì 23 febbraio 2010

Law and Literature International Conference in Paris

Law and Literature: Theory and Practiceeory & Practice / Théories & pratiques

Paris 25-27 février 2010
Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA)
Galerie Colbert, Auditorium
2, rue de Vivienne - 75002 Paris

Organisation :
Christian Biet / (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre)
Daniela Carpi / (Université de Vérone)
Lissa Lincoln / (American University of Paris)
Coordination :
Sara Harvey / (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre)

Among Meny Others : Leif Dahlberg, Jeanne Gaaker, Diego Quaglioni, Gary Watt, PG Monateri, Paul Raffield, Christian Delage ...

Download the Whole Program from HERE

Posted By Christian Biet

Neurosciences and the Law at Trento

Per celebrare il primo ciclo di dottorato, il Centro Mente/Cervello dell'Università di Trento
ha invitato come speaker alla cerimonia Michael Gazzaniga che terrà una lecture intitolata
"Neuroscience and the Law". 

La data è stata fissata per il 15 marzo.
Trovate i dettagli all'indirizzo.

German Law Journal Latest Issue

We are pleased to announce that the new issue of the German Law Journal. Review of Developments in German, European & International Jurisprudence is now available at
Posted By
Russell Miller and Peer Zumbansen
Editors in Chief
The Editors
German Law Journal (

Pascuzzi sui Rapporti di Vicinato

Vi segnaliamo la pubblicazione, presso Zanichelli, del nuovo libro di Vanni Pascuzzi: I rapporti di vicinato) all'indirizzo:

Literary History and Constitutional Culture


CFP: MLA 2011 Los Angeles

Literary History and Constitutional Culture
For the MLA’s next conference  (January 6-9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California), the Discussion Group on Law and Literature invites paper proposals that address the relationship, broadly understood, between constitutional change and literary history. Some general questions: what influence do constitutional decisions have on the path of literary history, and to what degree can such  decisions or events be said to transform or deflect a literary tradition? Papers that take a theoretical approach to the question are welcome (e.g. can the literary be understood as a modality of popular constitutional interpretation?), as are papers addressed to a concrete moment or event (e.g. LGBT literature after Lawrence v. Texas; LDS fiction in the wake of Reynolds v. United States, the literary history of slavery after Somersett’s case, Franco-Islamic literature after the 2004 headscarf laws, etc. Paper proposals from all legal and literary traditions are welcome.

Transnational Legal Theory

JOURNAL: Transnational Legal Theory

The contents of the first volume of Transnational Legal Theory have been announced as follows:


Pluralism in Postnational Risk Regulation: The Dispute Over GMOs and Trade
Nico Krisch

Human Rights in the Emerging World Order
Joseph Raz

Transnational Governance by Local Rules: How a Global Economic Policy Perspective Could Help
Dan Danielsen


Global Legal Pluralism and "Private" International Law
Paul Berman

Jus in bello Through the Lens of Individual Moral Responsibility: McMahan on Killing in War
David Lefkowitz

Human Rights qua Normative Practice - Sui generis or legal?
Samantha Besson

The Pursuit of a Worthwhile Life: Griffin on Human Rights
Terrance McConnell

Hart Publishing explains that

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.

International Culture and Media Research

Abstracts: May 1st, 2010
Full Papers: September 1, 2010

Emotions, Media and Crime
September 29 - October 1, 2010
Aarhus University

It is our pleasure to invite all interested scholars to take part in this interdisciplinary conference on Emotions, Media and Crime in Aarhus. The aim of the conference is to highlight the relationship between emotion, media and crime in contemporary culture.

Crime is the central point of an extensive production of fiction in books, films, TV series, and games. Crime is also a popular subject of journalism, mediated in newspapers and electronic media, not least the internet. Import and export flourish, developing intercultural exchange in a variety of fiction genres as well as forms of journalism. In short, national and transnational mediation – and mediatization of crime has been a crucial factor in determining how crime is perceived and discussed within the public sphere. Popular crime fiction, TV series and crime scenes have even become concepts in tourism and destination branding.

Lately, scholars have called attention to the role of emotions in crime fictions. The melodramatic element has been enhanced, and sentimentality and mediated crime have been combined. This point of view has emerged in a search for another history of crime fiction, highlighting the role of supernatural, gothic and hardboiled sentimental genres. The emotional appeal also seems to be important for real as well as mediated crime scenes, just as crime audiences seem to appreciate this kind of appeal. In crime journalism, sensations have an important impact.

The exploration of these and related features invites to applying different methods and approaches (media sociology, textual analysis, combined cultural and criminological orientations, aesthetic analysis, etc.).

Consequently, we invite researchers from a wide range of disciplines: film and media studies, literature, tourism, branding and management, sociology, criminology and communication studies.

The conference organizers invite contributors to further investigate the relationship between emotion, media and crime in contemporary culture.

We invite papers to investigate the following areas:

a) Traditional history / another history:
- Historical development of media genres
- New perspectives on genre history
- Crime journalism in a historical view
- Crime fiction formats and genres in a historical view
- The interplay between actual, factual crime and crime fiction

b) Crime as a popular media product:
- The aesthetics of the crime scene
- Mediated crime and gender
- Bestsellers and blockbusters
- Imports and exports
- Cross-national co-production of TV series and other media products
- The crime scene as location and tourist destination

c) Converging media, production and affective culture:
- Emotions in journalism
- Emotions in fiction
- Sentimental crime audiences
- Cross-media production
- Interactivity, mobility and affect
- Fiction, media tourism and place branding

The conference will include plenary sessions with keynote speakers as well as parallel sessions with paper presentations in smaller groups.
Panel proposals (for at least 4 papers) are likewise very welcome. 
Ph D students are invited to submit papers for presentation.
The abstracts (300 words) and the panel proposals must be submitted online: no later than May 1st, 2010

Submit abstract:                                                May 1st
Feedback regarding your abstract:             June 1st
Early bird register, no later than:                        July 1st
Register, final date:                                                September 1st
Submit full papers (non-compulsory):             September 1st

Conference fee:            
Early bird                                                 200,- Euro (register before July 1st)
Ordinary fee:                                     300,- Euro (register after July 1st)
Ph D/students fee, Early bird:            100,- Euro (register before July 1st)
Ordinary Ph D/students fee            150,- Euro (register after July 1st)
Participants are kindly asked to individually provide for their own journey and hotel accommodation.

Conference homepage:
Conference program will be updated online. You can also find suggestions for accommodation and travel routes, as well as you can register online and send you abstract online.

The confirmed invited keynote speakers are:
- Leonard Cassuto, Professor, Fordham University, NY, US: "Sympathy and Serial Killers."
- Maurizio Ascari, Senior Lecturer, University of Bologna: "From Enigmas to Emotions: the Twentieth Century Canonization of Crime Fiction."
- Torben Grodal, Professor, University of Copenhagen: “High on Crime: the Psychology of Crime Fiction Consumption.”
- Gunhild Agger, Professor, University of Aalborg: “Emotions, Gender and Investigation.”

We have also organized a panel on Crime Scene with invited speakers:
- Elke Weissmann, Edge Hill University University, UK: Crime scene as Quality TV.
- Stijn Reijnders, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Guilty landscapes and the detective tours.

The conference is organized by the research project Crime Fiction and Crime Journalism in Scandinavia:
It is supported by FMKJ, The Danish National Research School for Media, Communication, and Journalism.

Contact persons:
Gunhild Agger, professor, D Phil
Dep. of Culture and Language,
Aalborg University. Email:

Anne Marit Waade, associate professor, Ph  D
Dep. of Information and Media Studies,
Aarhus University.  Email:

Conference secretary:
Ulla Rasmussen, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University:

Comparative Legal History : The Birth of New Society

The European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) is pleased to announce the creation of the Society, the launch of our blog, and our inaugural conference.
The ESCLH aims to promote comparative legal history and seeks affiliation with individuals and organisations with complementary aims. Our blog is intended to provide a site for discussion, the sharing of information, and a Register of Legal Historians (with research interests in any area of legal history).
The ESCLH inaugural conference, 'Law and Historical Development from a Comparative Perspective', will be held at the University of Valencia (Spain) on 5-6 July 2010. Presentations should be in English and are welcome on any topic in comparative legal history.
Those interested in making a presentation should email Dr Seán Patrick Donlan ( by Monday, 15 March 2010 with a short (250 word) proposal. Note that the conference fee is €100; transportation and accommodation are not included.
For additional information, please contact a member of the ESCLH Executive Committee:
Dr Seán Patrick Donlan (Limerick):
Professor Jan Hallebeek (VU University Amsterdam):
Professor Dirk Heirbaut (Ghent):
Professor Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia):
Professor Remco van Rhee (Maastricht):

Posted By Sean Donlan

Legal Hybrids : A Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: Mediterranean Legal Hybridity

A symposium on ‘Mediterranean Legal Hybridity: Mixtures and Movements’ is to be held in Malta on Saturday, 12 June 2010. The event is hosted by the Department of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law and the Mediterranean Institute, both of the University of Malta. It is organised in conjunction with Juris Diversitas.

Studies of Mediterranean legal and normative diversity have been isolated, sporadic, and too often framed within narrow disciplinary constraints. The symposium addresses this lacuna by fostering an international and interdisciplinary network of experts—in law, history, and the social sciences—to investigate legal hybridity and diffusion in the region.

Those interested in making a presentation (twenty minutes long) should email Dr Seán Patrick Donlan ( by Monday, 29 March 2010 with a short (250 word) proposal. The conference fee is €100; transportation and accommodation are not included.

Legal Mixtures and Movements

JURIS DIVERSITAS, an international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal mixtures and movements, has now added an email subscription service to its blog. Assuming it's been properly installed, subscribers will receive new posts through their email accounts. Please sign up and notify us if you encounter difficulties.

The Juris Diversitas Blog is public and focuses on legal hybridity and diffusion, past and present and around the globe.

Posted by Sean Donlan

ELSA and Legal Education

CONFERENCE: New perspectives on Legal Education in Europe

The European Law Students Association, with others, is organising a conference on European legal education:

A major issue in the field of law is whether the two-cycle degree structure is suitable to accommodate the specific needs and demands of professional education and training. The conference will call for posters presenting “good examples”. This will be the starting point for reflections on the experiences made in different European countries.

Target groups for the conference include teachers, professors, researchers, academics, students, representatives of European law faculties and legal associations, research organisations, national and regional ministries of justice and ministries of education, EU Commission, representatives of state and private employers, lawyers and other representatives from legal professions, firms and companies, and the interested public.

The working language is English.

For more information, please contact

Call for Papers: British Association of Comparative Law

British Association of Comparative Law (BACL)
Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law: Call for Papers

Kent Law School 11th – 12th June 2010

On 11th and 12th June 2010, the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) will host a Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law at Kent Law School. The workshop is open to PhD candidates from the UK and from other parts of the world.

The BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law is designed for doctoral students working on dissertations in the field of comparative legal studies. The event takes place over two days (one afternoon and the following morning) and consists of two parts. The first part features a number of comparatists giving presentations on methodological aspects of comparative legal research while in the second part postgraduate students will make presentations of their own research projects. All workshop participants are invited to give feedback on each of these presentations.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Reza Banakar, University of Westminster, UK
Dr Simone Glanert, University of Kent, UK
Professor Pierre Legrand, Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France
Professor Geoffrey Samuel, University of Kent, UK
Professor Franz Werro, University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington DC, USA, Co-Director of the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies, London, UK

Students interested in participating in the workshop should submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a short biographical note by March 1st 2010. All inquiries and materials should be addressed to Dr Simone Glanert, Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law (

Please visit our website:

Posted By
Dr Simone Glanert
Lecturer in French and
European Comparative Law
Kent Law School
University of Kent
Eliot College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1227 824658
F: +44 (0)1227 827831

Methodology and Innovation in Mixed Jurisdictions



The Third International Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction  
Jurists will be held between the 20th June 2011 and the 23rd June 2011  
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.  

The theme of the Congress is  
Mixed  legal  systems,  both  the  classical  ‘mixed  jurisdictions’  
combining common law and civilian law and more exotic hybrids,  
are increasingly important touchstones for comparative law. The  
Third  Congress  of  the  World  Society  of  Mixed  Jurisdiction  Jurists  
focuses on legal methodology and innovation in mixed systems in  
the twenty‐first century: investigating past experiences, exploring  
present practices, and predicting future possibilities.  

Call for Papers : download clicking HERE

martedì 9 febbraio 2010

Grande Successo del Call for Papers di Enna e Catania 28-29 maggio

Presentati più di 60 papers !

Siamo lieti di segnalare la grande accoglienza che ha avuto l'iniziativa dei giovani comparatisti e della nostra Associazione.

I papers presentati a questa seconda edizione superano ancora quelli della prima, che già aveva visto un grande accoglienza e numerosissime sono state le adesioni, dimostrando la grande vitalità della nostra Associazione presso i giovani studiosi, ed il suo contributo alla loro crescita scientifica.
Ringraziamo caldamente tutti quelli che hanno voluto onorarci con i loro scritti, e tutti coloro che stanno contribuendo fattivamente al grande successo dell'iniziativa.

AIDC WebSite Comparative Law News

Angelo Barba sulla Laicità del Diritto

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Peerenboom on The Social Foundations of China's Living Constition

The Social Foundations of China's Living Constitution has just been posted by Randall Peerenboom, Law Trobe University and Oxford University Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Here's the abstract:The article examines the social foundations of constitutionalism in China, focusing on constitutions as a historical response to particular events. The goal is to move beyond an analysis of the ...

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Parma : Sport e Arbitrato

Università di Parma - Facoltà di Economia
in collaborazione con
Università di San Marino - Master Internazionale in
Strategia e Pianificazione delle Organizzazioni, degli Eventi e degli Impianti sportivi

Il Tribunale Nazionale di Arbitrato per lo Sport
aspetti processuali e sostanziali

Parma, 12.02. 2009, ore 14.30 - Aula dei Filosofi, Via dell’Università 2
Prof. Gino Ferretti, Rettore dell’Università di Parma,
Dott. Roberto Ghiretti, Assessore allo sport del Comune di Parma, Dott. Roberto Ghiretti
Prof. Avv. Luigi Angiello, Presidente del Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati
Avv. Matteo de Sensi, Presidente del CUS Parma e della Fondazione per lo Sport di Parma
Avv. Giancarlo Buccarella, Presidente dell’AIGA di Parma
Dott. Marco Brunelli, Direttore del Master Sport Università di Parma-Università di San Marino, Direttore generale della Lega Nazionale Professionisti

S.E. Dott. Alberto De Roberto
Presidente del Tribunale Nazionale di Arbitrato per lo sport
Prof. Avv. Tommaso Edoardo Frosini
Professore ordinario di Diritto pubblico comparato, Università Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli
Inquadramento generale del nuovo sistema di giustizia arbitrale (artt. 117 e 118 cost.)
Prof. Augusto Chizzini
Professore ordinario di Diritto processuale civile, Università di Parma
Procedura arbitrale, natura e regime di impugnazione dei lodi
Prof. Avv. Massimo Zaccheo
Professore ordinario di Diritto privato, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Gli orientamenti della "giurisprudenza" dei lodi
Prof. Avv. Maurizio Benincasa
Professore associato di Diritto privato, Università della Tuscia
Gli orientamenti della "giurisprudenza" dei lodi
Prof. Avv. Tenella Sillani
Professore ordinario di Diritto privato, Università di Milano
Tecnica ermeneutica e diritto applicato nei lodi
Prof. Avv. Luigi Fumagalli
Professore ordinario di Diritto internazionale, Università di Milano
I rapporti tra il TNAS e il TAS di Losanna
Prof. Pietro Perlingieri
Professore ordinario di Diritto privato, Università del Sannio
Relazione di sintesi

Con il patrocinio di Comune di Parma, CUS Parma, Fondazione per lo sport di Parma, Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati, AIGA.
La partecipazione al convegno consente agli avvocati e praticanti di maturare 4 crediti formativi ai fini dell’aggiornamento professionale

"Law & ..." at the University of California

"Law as . . . " at UC Irvine

[We have, via H-Law, the following announcement for the conference, "'Law as ...': Theory and Method in Legal History," to take place at for the University of California-Irvine School of Law on April 16-17, 2010.]In the last fifty years, legal history has moved from the fringes of history and law to a position of vibrant energy and intellectual influence. For much of this period, legal ....

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Sugarman on the History of the Legal Profession

David Sugarman, Lancaster University Law School, has published "Beyond Ignorance and Complacency: Robert Stevens’ Journey Through Lawyers and the Courts," in volume 16 of International Journal of the Legal Profession (2009). Here is the abstract.
Brian Abel-Smith and Robert Stevens’ Lawyers and the Courts (LATC), published in 1967, was the first major critical social history of the English legal system from the industrial revolution to modern times (1750-1965). It has proved matchless. It is the definitive book in the field, and its core arguments remain largely unchallenged more than forty years after its publication. Challenging the dominant traditions of doctrinal legal scholarship and lawyers’ legal history by emphasising the importance of serious empirical research on current problems, it offered a less reverential alternative to the prevailing orthodoxies of the day and asked whether England’s legal services and legal education had developed in a way that best served the public interest.
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Scuola Superiore S.Anna di Pisa : Ciclo di Seminari

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna , Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 , 56127 - Pisa 
11 Febbraio - 10 Marzo, 2010
Scaricate l'intero programma da Lider-lab cliccando QUI

Pisa Summer School

Click HERE for the whole program
Posted By Giovanni Comandé

martedì 2 febbraio 2010

Alpa, Rodotà, Luciani and Monateri on the Newer Constitutional Perspectives in European Law




Stefano Rodotà
Emerito dell’Università di Roma La Sapienza


Massimo Luciani
Ordinario dell’Università di Roma La Sapienza

Pier Giuseppe Monateri
Ordinario dell’Università di Torino


Guido Alpa
Presidente del Consiglio Nazionale Forense

Venerdì 12 febbraio 2010, ore 9-13
Consiglio Nazionale Forense - Roma, via del Governo Vecchio n. 3


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