Category Archives: Conferences and Seminars

Call for Papers: 18th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC): Berkeley, 9-10 August 2018

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is pleased to host the 18th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) on August 9-10, 2018. The IPSC brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, […]

‘Save the date: Conference on Punitive Damages and European Private International Law in Milan, 11 May 2018’

“On 11 May 2018 the Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law of the University of Milan will host a conference on Punitive Damages and European Private International Law: State of the Art and Future Developments, in cooperation with the Interest Group on Private International law of the Italian Society of International Law and with […]

Call for Papers: Workshop on Private International Law of IP Rights, University of New South Wales, 18 August 2018

“The issue of cross border protection of intellectual property (IP) was very important and explained the use of bilateral and multilateral treaties such as the Berne Convention and the Paris Convention. One of the fundamental principles underlying these treaties was territoriality and the national treatment principle. However, the advent of the 21st century brought digitisation […]

The Administrative-Private Law Interface in IP: Harvard Law School, 29 March 2018

Intellectual property law is historically part of American private law. IP rights are generally understood to constitute property rights; infringement is tortious conduct; and licenses are governed by principles of contract law. However, in the twenty-first century IP law is increasingly created and influenced by administrative agencies. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board institutes about […]

‘Thoughts on Torts’: Jane Stapleton: Clarendon Law Lectures, Oxford, 30 April – 2 May 2018

Periodically academia is swept with enthusiasm for a grand theory which describes tort law as being fundamentally ‘all about one thing’, like carrot purée. This series of lectures explores a different type of scholarship, one that places at centre stage what judges do and say, and how they understand their role. Such scholarship is capable […]

CSECL Summer School 2018: ‘Private Law and Vulnerability’, University of Amsterdam, 2-5 July 2018

“The 2018 CSECL International Summer School will provide a cross-disciplinary exploration of the relationships between vulnerability and private law. The focus will be on private law both as a cause of and as a (possible) solution to the problem of vulnerability. The vulnerability of particular groups and individuals, in particular in relation to growing power […]

Call for Papers: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London, 4-7 September 2018

The call for papers has just been issued. Papers are invited for all SLS subject sections: of particular interest to private lawyers are the sections on Banking and Finance, Company Law, Comparative Law, Contract Commercial and Consumer Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property, Property and Trusts, Restitution, and Torts. For further information visit either the subject […]

‘Ius Commune Conference 2017: Workshop on Liability and Insurance’

“The annual Ius Commune Conference was held this year in Utrecht on 23-24 November 2017 and comprised various workshops, one of which was on the subject of ‘Liability and Insurance’. The theme of this workshop was ‘The legal battle against lawful products or services that are potentially threatening to human health’. The workshop was chaired […]

Call for Papers: European Association of Law and Economics, Milan 20-22 September 2018

“The 35th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) will be held on September 20-22, 2018 in Milan, IT. The Conference welcomes contribution from all areas of Law and Economics. The call for papers will open on February 15, 2018 …” (more)

Call for Papers: UCL Laws LLM student-led conference on ‘Current Issues in Restitution’, 24 March 2018

“Students currently taking the LLM module ‘Restitution of Unjust Enrichment’ have organised a conference, with the theme ‘Current Issues in Restitution’, on Saturday 24 March at the Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way, Room 728 between 10 am – 4 pm. Attendance is open to any student (LLB level upwards) from any university with […]