The conference themes are explained as:
The coexistence of the laws of the state and other normative orders, in the Western past and the global present, is a challenge to both modern legal philosophy and comparative law. The continuing importance of non-state norms, trans-national and sub-national, undermines the state-centred focus of much contemporary jurisprudence. It also problematises the neat division of complex and dynamic legal traditions into discrete families of closed legal systems.
Juris Diversitas' project on Legal Philosophy in Context will also be discussed and a volume will be published based on papers delivered at the conference.