05 November 2009

Lecture and Call for Papers

The Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) will hold (i) its inaugural Autumn Lecture on 26 November 2009 at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and (ii) its Annual General Meeting and Conference on 5-6 March 2010 at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The ISCL Autumn Lecture will be delivered by Professor Esin Örücü (School of Law, University of Glasgow). Her paper is entitled ‘A Comparatist’s Analysis of the Convergence of Legal Systems’. The lecture will be delivered from 5.00pm – 6.30pm in Room 11 of the first floor of the Law School, 39 New Square, Trinity College Dublin. Admission is free and a light refreshment will be available after the lecture.

A Call for Papers has also been issued for the ISCL Annual General Meeting & Conference. Papers placing Irish law in comparative perspective are especially encouraged, but any topic in comparative law or legal systems may be proposed: private or public law, criminal law and criminal justice, legal education, legal history, etc. Papers on European or international law will also be considered. Proposals should be short (250 words) and sent to b.dickson@qub.ac.uk. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 8 January 2010. You do not have to be a member of the Association to propose a paper. Proposals will be responded to within a week of being received.

The Annual General Meeting and plenary address will take place on Friday 5 March. Conference sessions and the conference dinner will take place on Saturday 6 March. Registration forms and additional information will be available shortly.

The Irish Society of Comparative Law is open to those interested in Irish and comparative law. Queries should be directed to the Secretary of the Society: Ms Bénédicte Sage, Faculty of Law, University College Cork: b.sage@ucc.ie.

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