venerdì 22 gennaio 2016

Juris Diversitas Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS PROLONGED

2016 Annual Conference

Unity and/or Diversity

May 30 to June 1, 2016
Louisiana State University Law Center, USA

Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as an
 engine pulling legal traditions and systems towards 
convergence, harmonization, and unification. Today, legal pluralism 
pushes towards the recognition of human and social diversity. 
Does this mean that we have to choose between unity and 
diversity, Jus unum or juris diversitas?  To what extent do pluralistic 
societies embrace or reject harmonization and uniformity, 
or simply ignore them? Do we unify or add layers, increasing the 
complexity of legal orders? Does history reflect a move from 
diversity to unity or an ongoing conflict between the two? What 
makes unity successful or sustainable? This is an invitation to 
discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the development of laws and 
social norms, in the dialectical tension between the ontological 
unity of human beings and mankind and the plurality of individual 
aspirations and social arrangements.

Submissions: Panel proposals are strongly
encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and
scholars from outside the discipline of law. While parallel sessions
of three twenty-minute presentations will be used, we 
encourage more original session structures.

Proposals should be in English or in French. Proposals of 
circa 250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals) should 
be submitted to Professor Salvatore Mancuso at by January 31, 2016 
with a short biography listing major or relevant publications. 
Make this a single Word document with minimal formatting, 
so that proposal and biography can be copied easily into 
the conference program.

Registration fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up 
for 2016. Membership and fee payment information is available on 
the Juris Diversitas Blog ( 
Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the 
conference dinner (€50).


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