Comparative perspectives: a potpourri

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School of Law, University of Glasgow
27 and 28 March 2015

March 2015 marks a key moment in the story of comparative law within the School of Law, University of Glasgow. Esin Orucu, Professor Emerita of Comparative Law and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, is retiring from teaching and to mark this occasion she has invited comparative scholars from Britain, Sweden and the Netherlands to participate in a two day conference. The range of papers will reflect her particular interests in mixed jurisdictions, comparative method and family law.

Attendance at the conference is free but places are limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve a place via eventbrite.

The programme for the 2-day workshop is as follows.

Friday 27 March

Telling Tales: the Art of Storytelling in Comparative Family Law
Professor Jane Mair
2.30 – 3

What is Marriage All About: Duty and Sacrifice or Happiness and Self-fulfilment?
Professor Masha Antokolskaia
3 – 3.30

Cohabitation v Marriage in Nordic Family Law
Professor Anna Singer
3.30 – 4

Coffee – 4 – 4.30

Cross-border Child Custody and Child Abduction Disputes: (the Sinners?)
Professor Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg
4.30 – 5

Comparative Law and Human Rights: a Culinary Success or Dinner Disaster?
Professor Sue Farran
5 – 5.30

Saturday 28 March

The Method of Comparative Law Reconsidered in the Light of the Reception of Roman Law
Professor Laurens Winkel
9.30 – 10

On Kites and Ships, and the Irritations of Comparative Law
Professor Werner Menski
10 – 10.30

Coffee 10.30 – 11

Comparative Law between Friends: South Africa and Scotland; Picking from Mixes
Professor David Carey Miller
11 – 11.30

Taking Hybridity Seriously: the Longue Duree and the Grand Panaroma
Dr Sean Donlan
11.30 – 12

Closing Remarks
Professor Esin Örücü
12 – 12.30

Lunch

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