Category Archives: News and Events

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Using the past: Romanists, totalitarianism and its legacy Rome, 22-23 October, 2015. Villa Lante al Gianicolo, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae Deadline: May 2, 2015. The purpose of the project “Reinventing the foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964” (foundlaw.org) … Continue reading

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Sir John Baker: Magna Carta, lecture at St Andrews

On 2 April, 2015, Sir John Baker will deliver a lecture at the University of St Andrews under the auspices of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Law and Literature. The lecture is open to the public. Abstract Magna … Continue reading

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Emanuele Conte: Alan Watson Seminar

The Second Alan Watson Seminar was given by Professor Emanuele Conte of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. Professor Conte’s title was “Legal Arguments. Medieval Origins of a European Invention”. In a rich and nuanced paper, Professor Conte emphasised the … Continue reading

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Tucker Lecture 2015; Louisiana State University, Center for Civil Law Studies

Esin Örücü, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law at the University of Glasgow, as well as Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of Comparative Law, delivered the Tucker Lecture on 17 … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Southern African Society of Legal History Conference 2015

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT CALL FOR PAPERS The Southern African Society of Legal Historians will be presenting a conference from 05 to 09 October 2015. Theme: “Legislation in the Western legal tradition”. This topic provides scope for reflection on a wide range … Continue reading

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Valedictory Lecture: Professor Emeritus Dr Dr (hc) Laurens Winkel

The retirement of a distinguished colleague at the height of his powers could seem a misfortune; but, in fact, it raises hope that, freed from the increasing managerial trivia of modern academic life, more time is left to the colleague for future … Continue reading

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A Question of Time: Trix van Erp.

On 12 September, 2014, this blogger had the good fortune to attend the valedictory lecture of Beatrix van Erp-Jacobs to mark her retirement from the Chair of Oud-Vaderlands Recht (Dutch Legal History) at Tilburg University. Professor van Erp is a … Continue reading

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The Fourth Worldwide Congress of The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada June 24-26, 2015

“The Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction” The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University’s Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada) from an opening evening … Continue reading

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Stair Society Annual Lecture 2014

The Stair Society’s 2014 Annual Lecture and Annual General Meeting will be held in the Faculty of Advocates’ MacKenzie Building in Edinburgh on Saturday 15 November 2014. The Speaker will be Professor Alain Wijffels and his title will be ‘England … Continue reading

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Japanese Law: History, Reception and Adaptation

Conference: Centre for Legal History/Asian Studies 20 June 2014 Lee and Elder Rooms, Old College, 9 am – 5 pm Attendance is free, but spaces are limited, please email Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins to secure a place. Japanese law is said to … Continue reading

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