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School of Law

CLSGC Half Day Workshop: 'Thinking about Law Comparatively'

25 March 2015

Time: 3:00 - 6:30pm
Venue: Room 313, Law Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

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Hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC). 


Dr Maks Del Mar, Queen Mary University of London




3pm Welcome, Dr Maks Del Mar

3pm-3.20pm: Professor Fernanda Pirie, University of Oxford, ‘Comparison in the Anthropology and History of Law’

3.20pm-3.30pm: Comment by Dr Jen Hendry, University of Leeds

3.30pm – 3.50pm: Professor Geoffrey Samuel, University of Kent, 'Comparative Law and its Methodology'

3.50pm-4pm: Comment by Dr Jacco Bomhoff, London School of Economics

4pm-4.30pm: Discussion

4.30pm-4.40pm: Break

4.40pm – 5pm: Professor Matthias Siems, Durham University, ‘Varieties of Legal Systems: Towards a New Global Taxonomy’

5pm – 5.10pm: Comment by Professor William Twining, University College London

5.10pm – 5.30pm: Professor Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London, ‘The Literary Model in Comparative Law: Shakespeare, Corneille, Racine’

5.30pm – 5.40pm: Comment by Dr Leone Niglia, University of Exeter

5.40pm – 5.50pm: Overall comment by Professor Mark van Hoecke, Ghent University

5.50pm – 6.30pm: Discussion


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to Book

To register please email Pre-circulated papers will be sent prior to the event.


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