02 September 2010


Participants are being sought for a collaborative project in legal theory.

The Comparative Legal Theory Project aims to study legal philosophy in context to better understand the relationship between changing conceptions of legal thought across time and space and a more genuinely general or universal jurisprudence.

The project will take place over the next few years. Participants will first produce jurisdictional reports on the basis of a questionnaire prepared by the project managers. The resulting reports will provide thick descriptions of contemporary legal theory in diverse social and historical contexts. While participants need not be comparatists, a comparative perspective will be encouraged through ongoing collaborative meetings and the circulation of draft reports throughout the life of the project. This collaboration will also include the analysis of the reports by the managers and reporters. Finally, the reports and analysis will be published.

To achieve these aims, a preliminary roundtable will be held at the University of Catania, Italy on Friday, 29 October 2010. Those attending the roundtable will be able to assist in the final formulation of the project, the creation of the questionnaire to be used, and the identification of potential reporters.
The project managers are Seán Patrick Donlan (Limerick), Margaret Martin (Western Ontario), and Alessio Lo Giudice (Catania). Please email sean.donlan@ul.ie for additional information on the project or alogiudice@lex.unict.it for practical advice on accommodation, etc.

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