2016 - Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference May23/24
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‘(DIS) LOCATING COMPARATIVE LAW’
 
The Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) and the School of Law NUI Galway together with the Irish Centre for Human Rights are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Conference of the Irish Society of Comparative Law, which will be held in Galway on 23-24 May 2016. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School. 
 
In an increasingly interconnected world, where geographies of protection are premised on the centrality of national territory and state sovereignty, the importance of being cognisant of the concept of location/geography/space/place in the comparative law arena, cannot be underestimated.
 
Does comparative law continue to contrast the laws of states, or is there now, a new focus? What effect does this have on the diversity inherent in plural legal systems? How are different types of laws (state/customary/indigenous/international) (dis/re)located? How does this (dis)location impact our analysis of these laws, including any effort at being a ‘comparativist’? What does this mean for places of transience not holding enough significance to be regarded as legal places? This conference questions traditional narratives of comparative law, in the context of the increasing complexity of legal orders within, between and beyond states.
 
The conference aims to encourage theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary reflection on comparative law and space/place, to explore why location matters, and ensure cognisance of the sensitivities of location in comparative law. However, any comparative topic may be proposed, e.g. private law, criminal law and criminal justice, public or constitutional law, legal education, etc. In addition, proposals on European or International law will also be considered.
 
The extended deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, 21 March 2016. Proposals by both members and non-members, as well as by professional academics and graduate students are welcome. The word limit of submissions is 500 words in length and we request that they are sent to iscl2016@gmail.com

Conference Fees:

ISCL members: €60

Non-members: €120

ISCL membership fee: €60

There is no charge for student membership.

The ISCL regrets that it cannot cover travel or accommodation expenses. 

Organising Committee Members:

Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko,

Dr Ioanna Tourkochoriti.

Denise Gormley

All additional information and updates on the conference will be posted here.

For any queries relating to the conference, contact Conference Secretariat iscl2016@gmail.com or (085)7799513