Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Chair in Private Law, King’s College London

The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London is now seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to the position of Chair in Private Law, with research and teaching interests in the law of contract, tort, trusts or property. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake world-leading research and to contribute strongly to teaching […]

A Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century by David Singh Grewal

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. By Thomas Piketty. Cambridge, Mass: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2014. Pp. 685. $39.95. Reviewed by David Singh Grewal.  The past year has seen the surprising ascent of French economist Thomas Piketty to ‘rock star’ status. The reading public’s appetite for his economic treatise seems motivated by a […]

Conference: 35 Years CISG and Beyond: University of Basel, Switzerland, 29-30 January 2015

The Conference will focus on open issues in regard to the CISG’s application and on any possible further harmonization and unification of contract law. Speakers at the Conference include the world’s leading scholars on the CISG and comparative law, among them the members and rapporteurs of the CISG Advisory Council … (more)

Just published: English and European Perspectives on Contract and Commercial Law, Essays in Honour of Hugh Beale edited by Louise Gullifer and Stefan Vogenauer

The purpose of this book is to honour the influential and wide-ranging work of Professor Hugh Beale, who retires from full time teaching at Warwick University this year. It contains essays by twenty-five very distinguished authors, each of whom has worked with Professor Beale as a co-author, as a teaching colleague, during his time as […]

Review of New frontiers in the philosophy of intellectual property (Annabelle Lever (ed), Cambridge University Press, 2012)

New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property, edited by Annabelle Lever, is an important and wide ranging collection, focusing primarily on the philosophy of patents and copyrights from a variety of philosophical perspectives, including moral and political philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of economics. Most of the chapters in the book stem from […]

Wei Zhang, ‘The Evolution of the Law of Torts in China: The Growth of a Liability System’

Abstract: During the “Reform and Opening-up” years, tort disputes have become one of the main types of cases litigated in Chinese courts, and tort law has been playing a significant role in carving out the incentives of businesses and individuals in China. Since the formal legal rules on torts came into being in 1986, a […]

‘Title VII and Tort Law: A New Perspective’

Martha Chamallas, Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law, Ohio State Law Journal (forthcoming), available at SSRN. In her paper, which is a working draft and part of the Ohio State Law Journal symposium, Torts and Civil Rights Law: Migration and Conflict, Professor Chamallas takes on the daunting task of […]

Andrew Kull, ‘Ponzi, Property, and Luck’

Abstract: Recent decisions allocating losses between fraud victims in the aftermath of Ponzi schemes offer a real-time illustration of Holmes’s “law reform by ignorance”. Problems in victim v. victim restitution that were once resolved by the application of equitable property rules are being decided by lawyers and judges who never learned the rules. Unable to […]

Joseph Campbell, ‘When and Why a Bribe is Held on a Constructive Trust: The Method of Reasoning Towards an Equitable Remedy’

Abstract: When a fiduciary receives a bribe there are some types of occasion when the bribe is held on a constructive trust for his principal, and some when it is not. This paper identifies those types of occasion on the basis of general principles concerning how courts reasons towards the grant of an equitable remedy […]

Conference: 14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Vienna, 9-11 April 2015

From April 9 to April 11, 2015, the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL) and the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) will host the 14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law in Vienna. The Conference will highlight the main developments in tort law in Europe in 2014 and allow discussion of their […]