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proposal on comparative law will be considered, the conference’s primary theme
The conference will explore
the diffusion—transplantation, reception,
migration, contamination, etc, 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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2013.
Additional information will be posted shortly.
Speakers and attendees are also strongly advised to visit
the SICL Library by arriving early or remaining after the conference to conduct