05 April 2012

ComparativeLawBlog Dormant

This Blog is on hold, and will be so for the foreseeable future. The archive, for what its worth, will remain online, at least for now.

Sean Donlan and colleagues will continue posting on comparative law matters at www.jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com.

Thanks to Sean for his contributions, and to you for your visits.


28 February 2012

NOTICE: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

ICLQ - see the journal homepageInternational & Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ), marks 60 years of publication in 2012. To mark the occasion the editorial board has taken the opportunity to reflect on the contribution the ICLQ has made in the key areas of legal scholarship such as public international law, private international law, comparative law, EU law and human rights law.

Selections of articles have been specially chosen by the Editors to show the quality and diversity of the ICLQ. Each selection can be accessed online without charge by following this link.

13 February 2012


Intersentia has recently published Aalt Willem Heringa and Bram Akkermans (eds), Educating European Lawyers (2011). The description reads:

The continuing and accelerating process of European integration impacts on European legal education, or ought to have its impact on our ideas about legal education in Europe. Although legal education in Europe is mainly national and usually conducted in the national language, there are initiatives that seek to break through the national barriers and move towards a truly European legal education. The Maastricht European Law School, which focuses on European Union law, international law and comparative law, fully taught in English, is one of these initiatives. In this edited volume we have endeavoured to reflect upon European Legal education in the light of that program, which has been on offer for a couple of years now and which attracts a great deal of students from all over Europe and the world as well, and to offer to interested readers ways forward as well as obstacles and points to ponder.

This books pays attention to the developments in European law and the effects these have on legal education in general as well as in other fields. Drawing from their own experiences, the authors describe the current state of law, offer perspectives on future developments and explain how they translate these developments in the law school curriculum. All the contributions in this book have in common that each author seeks to better prepare students for a future in a more integrated Europe.

It is our purpose to generate a European debate about the subject and to move the European discussion forward to concrete steps to effectively establish European legal education for new generations of lawyers that will work in an increasingly Europeanised legal domain.

The contents are here.