Category Archives: Conferences Seminars and Lectures

‘Artificial Intelligence and the Idea of a Legal Singularity’: Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture, 18 November 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI), as an idea, has captured the legal imagination, with visions of a future populated by machines simulating legal advisers and even judges. While progress is being made in a variety of areas including partial automation of discovery, due diligence, compliance, information retrieval, and drafting functions, the limits are often hard to articulate. […]

Mitja Kovač, ‘Duty to renegotiate in international commercial law and uncontemplated behavioural effects’

ABSTRACT This paper explores possible uncontemplated effects and behavioural implications created by duty-to-negotiate provisions in international instruments. More precisely, the paper considers how five different international instruments approach the subject, namely the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC), Principles of European Contract Law (PECL), […]

‘Vicarious Liability after Barclays and Morrison – A New Direction?’ Online event, Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law, 18 November 2020

The Supreme Court decided this April two cases dealing with important aspects of vicarious liability. WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12; and Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13, dealing respectively with the connection and relationship tests. The seminar will evaluate the decisions by three expert panel members specialising in […]

Call for Papers: Third IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference: online, 24-27 March 2021

The Organizers welcome submissions by senior, mid-career, and junior academics. Submissions are welcomed from legal scholars writing on IP and Innovation-related topics in Asian Law, Comparative Law, and International Law, as well as scholars interested in IP and Innovation from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives … (more)

Call for Papers: ‘Equity and New Technological Horizons’ – interdisciplinary virtual seminar, 8 April 2021

“This call for papers is for an interdisciplinary virtual seminar exploring interpretations, intersections, and tensions between the law of equity and new technologies. Drawing on work by the likes of Franco Berardi, Ian Bogost, Adam Greenfield, and Bernard Stiegler, we welcome speculative theories, critical fields of thought, and futurological perspectives. We also welcome contributions from […]

Book talk for James Penner’s Property Rights: A Re-Examination: 13 November, 12-2pm London time, Zoom

The LSE Private Law Forum presents: Book talk for James Penner’s Property Rights: A Re-Examination. Commentary by Rowan Cruft, Yael Lifshitz, and Ira Lindsay. The book pinpoints and addresses a number of problems at the heart of property theory. Part 1 reconsiders and rejects the bundle of rights picture of property and the related nominalist […]

Call for Papers: ‘Legal Philosophy in Times of Crisis’, IVR Turkey, 8-9 April 2021

Authors are required to send their abstracts (400 words max). Only one abstract by each author will be accepted to be reviewed. Presentations (20 minutes each) will be followed by 10 minutes’ discussion. Researchers and graduate students are welcome to present papers on any topics related to the theme of the webinar, ‘Legal Philosophy in […]

‘EUFams II Online Final Conference, Friday 30 October 2020, 9.30-13.00 h’

“EUFams II is a study funded by the European Commission with the objective of assessing the functioning and the effectiveness of European family and succession law. The project is coordinated by the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws and International Business Law at Heidelberg University (Prof Dr Dr HC Thomas Pfeiffer) …” (more) [Matthias […]

Call for Papers: ‘Contract Law in Common Law Countries: A Study in Divergence’

“Papers are invited for an online conference series on Contract Law in Common Law Countries: A Study in Divergence. This conference series is organised jointly by LCF and Jindal Global Law School, India. Abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted for review by 15 December 2020 …” (more) [London Centre for Commercial and […]

Upcoming online seminars

Online seminars seem to be booming at the moment. Particularly relevant to private law theory are: Global Seminars in Private Law Theory – send message ‘subscribe GLOBAL_SEM_PRIVATE_LAW_THEORY’ here. Oxford Obligations Discussion Group – send blank e-mail here to be put on mailing list. Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence – go here. Some upcoming seminars are: 19 […]