Seventh Annual Comparative Law Works in Progress Workshop

at Princeton University

Fri, 02/10/2012 to Sat, 02/11/2012
by invitation only
Event Category: 
By Invitation Only

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Jointly sponsored by:

Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs
The University of Illinois College of Law
Yale Law School
American Society of Comparative Law

Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University, Program in Law and Public Affairs), Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law), and James Whitman (Yale Law School) welcome participants to the Seventh Annual Comparative Law Works in Progress Workshop at the Princeton University on February 10-11, 2012.  This workshop has been established jointly by Princeton University, the University of Illinois College of Law and Yale Law School and will be co-sponsored by the American Society of Comparative Law.

The participants will consist of the respective authors, one commentator on each paper, faculty members of the host institution, particularly those with expertise in comparative law and research, and others interested in attending. The overall group will be small enough to sit around a large table and to allow serious discussion (20 people maximum). The papers will not be presented at the workshop. They will be available here (password required) two weeks in advance and every participant must have read them before attending the meeting. The commentator will present a 10 to 15 minute introduction and critique, leaving at least one hour for discussion. There are no plans to publish the papers. Instead, it is up to the authors to seek publication if, and wherever, they wish.

Our objective is not only to provide an opportunity for the discussion of scholarly work but also to create an opportunity for comparative lawyers to get together for two days devoted to nothing but talking shop, both in the sessions and outside. We hope that this will create synergy that fosters more dialogue, cooperation, and an increased sense of coherence in a discipline badly in need of it.