The General Assembly of la Société de législation comparée/the Society of Comparative Legislation will be held on 10 July 2014 at Salle des conseils; 12, place du Panthéon; 75005 Paris.
Professor Vernon Palmer (Thomas Pickles Professor of Law, Tulane University) will address the Society at 17:45 about 'Le dommage moral : l'éveil français au 19ème siècle'.
The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University Faculty on Law from June 24 (open evening reception and lecture) through June 26, 2015. The theme of the Congress will be "The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction."
Mixed Jurisdictions stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They also frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they have are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law.
The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their added complexity places special demands upon the training of judges and jurists, the staffing of courts, the teaching of private law, the research of scholars, and the task of law reform. To what extent have these challenges been met by the actors and institutions of mixed jurisdictions?
We propose to investigate these issues.
Proposals for papers on any number of topics are welcome. They may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike. Proposals should be submitted to WSMJJ General Secretary Seán Patrick Donlan (email@example.com) by 15 October 2014. They should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. Papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.
The Society regrets that it cannot cover travel expenses of participants in the Congress.
The Protection Project at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in co-operation with the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (WSMJJ) and the Tulane's Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law, organized an international conference on Filling the Gaps: The Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond
in Catania, Italy on May 27-28, 2013. The event was hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Catania. Speakers explored the sources, methods and approaches used by courts in mixed jurisdictions when faced with a lacuna in the law.
The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in co-operation with the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists and the Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law at Tulane Law School, organized an international conference on Mixed Legal Systems, East and West: Newest Trends and Developments
. The event took place in Malta on May 14/15, 2012. The conference focused on the intersections and interplay between Western and Eastern legal systems, including the study of those countries where common and civil law interact and/or co-exist with Islamic law.
The Center and Hebrew University co-sponsored the Third World Congress of Mixed Jurisdictions in Jerusalem from June 20-23, 2011. The event brought together academics, judges and practitioners from around the world to discuss a broad selection of topics under the general theme Legal Methodology and Legal Innovation in the Mixed Jurisdictions.
Conference Program and Information
The Challenge of Recodification Worldwide
New Orleans, 19-22 November 2008Table of Contents - Tulane Law Review83 Tul. L. Rev. viiProgram Brochure
New Orleans, 3/4 April 2008
Edinburgh, 27 June 2007
Edinburgh, 27-30 June, 2007
Table of Contents - Tulane Law Review78 Tul. L. Rev. iiiMay 2008 EJCL Editorial by Vernon Palmer
New Orleans, 31 October 2003
Salience and Unity in the Mixed Jurisdiction Experience
Traits, Patterns, Culture, Commonalties
New Orleans, 6-9 November 2002Overview by Vernon Palmer78 Tul. L. Rev. 3WSMJJ Newsletter ArticlePhotos
New Orleans, 1-4 November 2000Opening Remarks by Xavier Blanc-Jouvan75 Tul. L. Rev. 859View Website
Edinburgh, 8/9 December 2000Editorial by Elspeth Reid
Colloquium in New Orleans, 22 September 1995Overview by Symeon Symeonides56 La. L. Rev. 249
Implications of UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
Colloquium in New Orleans, 4/5 February 1994Article by Alan Farnsworth3 Tul J. Int'l & Comp. L. 47
Colloquium in Helsinki, Finland, June 1992Overview by Lloyd Bonfield1 Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1
Colloquium in New Orleans, February, 1988Overview by Thomas Carbonneau63 Tul. L. Rev. 439
Colloquium in New Orleans, 24/25 October 1986Overview by Christopher Osakwe61 Tul. L. Rev. 1257
Colloquium in New Orleans, 8/9 November, 1985Overview by Christopher Osakwe60 Tul. L. Rev. 1105
Colloquium in New Orleans 16/17 November 1984Overview by Christopher Osakwe59 Tul. L. Rev. 875
Colloquium in New Orleans, 11/12 November 1983Overview by Christopher Osakwe58 Tul. L. Rev. 1291
Colloquium in New Orleans, 5/6 November 1982