Juris Diversitas 2013 Conference

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CALL FOR PAPERS

DIFFUSION:

AN INTERNATIONAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON COMPARATIVE LAW

Co-Sponsored by the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law and Juris Diversitas

3-4 June 2013

Lausanne, Switzerland

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

While any proposal on comparative law will be considered, the conference’s primary theme is diffusion—transplantation, reception,migration, contamination, etc.—of both laws and law-like norms, past and present and around the globe. A critical element in the creation of all legal and normative traditions, diffusion takes many forms. It may be overt or covert, voluntary or involuntary, concentrated or diffuse, colonial or neo-colonial, etc.

Proposals may be case studies or theoretical analyses of diffusion; they may be general (at the level of legal traditions) or specific (trusts, family law, etc.). Participants might analyse, among other topics, entangled legal histories, the diffusion of Western legal models outside of the West, the dominance and rationale for the present diffusion of Anglo-American legal forms, the relevance of legal origins and traditions on contemporary structures, practices, the place of ‘mixed’ and ‘micro’ legal systems, etc.

Scholars from outside of the discipline of law are strongly encouraged to participate.

Proposals of @250 words (or @1000 words for panel proposals) should be submitted to Seán Patrick Donlan at sean.donlan@ul.ie by15 January 2013.

Proposals will be selected on the basis of their quality and originality, as well as their engagement with the conference theme and their fit with other papers being presented at the conference. The selection will be made by a scientific committee. Presenters whose proposals are accepted will be expected to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Conference registration fee (excluding optional conference dinner, €50):

€50: Juris Diversitas Members (Full membership 2012 and 2013)
€100: Juris Diversitas Members (Full membership 2013) or Members of the AiSDC
€200: Non-Members

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