02 June 2011

NOTICE: British Association of Comparative Law Annual Seminar (5 September 2011)

The Annual seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law will be held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge on 5 September 2011. The theme is 'Harmonisation of Law - Loss of legal culture?'

The programme schedule is:

Session 1: The perspective of private international law

Dr Pippa Rogerson (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge), “The Brussels 1 Regulation Reforms: An Obituary for Forum Conveniens”.

Dr Christian Heinze (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg), “From the unity of the code to a patchwork of regulations - a civil law perspective on European harmonisation in international civil procedure”.

Session 2: The perspective of private law

Dr Solène Rowan (Queens College, Cambridge), “Harmonising Contract Law: an Impossible Task?”

Professor Mathias Siems (Durham University), “Business Cards in Japan, David Hasselhoff in Germany and the Curious Case of Overfitting Legal Transplants”.

Please address all enquiries to Jens Scherpe (jms233@cam.ac.uk) or the Secretary of BACL, Claudina Richards (c.richards@uea.ac.uk).

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