Category Archives: Conferences and Seminars

Commercial Issues in Private International Law Conference, Sydney, 16 February 2018

As people, business, and information cross borders, so too do legal disputes. Globalisation means that courts need to invoke principles of private international law with increasing frequency. Thus, as the Law Society of New South Wales recognised in its 2017 report on the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession, knowledge of private international […]

‘Judicial activism in a changing European legal order’ – Workshop ‘Judges in Utopia’, Amsterdam 28-29 September 2017

Theory and practice suggest that the European judiciary increasingly takes on a more active role when deciding on cases in which different norms conflict. The courts are increasingly called upon to balance different values and to reconcile conflicting interests, such as balancing public interests in private relationships, as in Urgenda (2015) and CJEU Aziz (2013). […]

Hamlyn Lectures 2017: Andrew Burrows, Thinking about Statutes: Interpretation, Interaction, Improvement: Oxford, Manchester, London, November 2017

LECTURE 1: ‘STATUTORY INTERPRETATION’: Despite its central importance, the study of statutes as a coherent whole has been and remains sadly neglected in UK law schools. These lectures address some of the central issues that arise if one thinks seriously and at a practical level about statutes. This first lecture on statutory interpretation examines four […]

Call for Papers: Good Faith in Contract, Université de Montréal, 11 May 2018

Conference: Good Faith in Contract, May 11, 2018, Montreal, Québec. The Common Law Group at the Université de Montréal will hold a conference dedicated to exploring the concept of ‘good faith’ in contract law. Using the Supreme Court of Canada’s in Bhasin v Hrynew, the conference seeks to bring together scholars from around the Commonwealth […]

Abolishing Personal Injuries Law: A Project: Jonathan Sumption, Inner Temple Hall, London, 16 November 2017

The 2017 PIBA Annual Richard Davies QC Memorial Lecture will be given by the Rt Hon Lord Sumption JSC who will speak on the subject of Abolishing Personal Injuries Law: A Project. The lecture will be accredited for 1 hour of CPD … (more)

‘Cass Sunstein in Dublin November 10th’

“On November 10th, we welcome back the distinguished Harvard Law Professor, Cass Sunstein to Dublin. Professor Sunstein will deliver three sessions over the course of the afternoon: 1. The first session will take place from 1.30pm to 2.45pm in the UCD Geary Institute and will follow up from his recent talk on new directions in […]

Regulatory Issues in Real Property Law: Cambridge Centre for Property Law, 25-26 May 2018

The conference will bring together property law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss the most important contemporary issues facing the law of real property. Designed to bring together practitioners and academics, the conference seeks to promote purposeful discussion and build lasting relationships … (more)

‘Cross-border Mergers Directive: EU perspectives and national experiences’, Department of Law, University of Cyprus, 7 October 2017

“We are pleased to invite you to attend the international conference on company law, which will be held on Saturday 7 October 2017 at the Department of Law of the University of Cyprus. The title of the conference is ‘Cross-border Mergers Directive: EU perspectives and national experiences’. This conference aims at scrutinizing the structure, the […]

The Discursive Turn in Copyright: UC Irvine School of Law, 27 October 2017

Copyright law is explicitly directed toward protection of artistic and aesthetic works, and is intended to provide a legal regime that fosters expressive authorship. But this interaction runs both ways; as copyright doctrine is adapted to the arts and humanities, so our understanding of arts and the humanities illuminates our understanding of copyright law. In […]

The Role of History in Tort Theory: AALS Torts Panel, San Diego, 5 January 2018

“Claims about the nature of tort law are often coupled with historical claims. Thus, many mid-twentieth century proponents of an expansive, compensation-oriented tort law argued strict liability was prevalent under the common law writ system. What is the purpose of such appeals to history? Are they necessary to tort theory, or merely tangential? Does the […]