- Apprentice Lawyer
The Jindal Global Law School and the London Centre for Commercial and Financial Law (LCF) in co-operation with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London will be organising a conference series on contract law in common law countries.
The London Centre for Commercial and Financial Law was established in 2019. It hosts academic events and legal research projects focussing on commercial and financial law. It continues the work of the Centre for Corporate and Financial Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, UK.
About the Conference Series
It is commonplace amongst commercial lawyers and academics to speak of the difference between common law and civil law. Indeed, the attempts at harmonization of contract law by supra-national entities have focused on the divergence between the two.
However, this discussion is usually limited to a comparison of different jurisdictions, one an adherent of common law and the other of civil law. Yet, there are various domestic solutions within common law countries that provide an intriguing departure from the English common law, sometimes incorporating civil law principles and at other times innovating entirely new solutions at odds with the legal tradition.
In this conference series, participants are invited to explore the divergence of law between common law countries through a comparative lens. Papers must significantly engage with two or three common law jurisdictions, one of which must be England, on the topic of choice.
The papers selected for the conference are to be published in a special issue of Liverpool Law Review in 2022.
Interested participants should submit abstracts of up to 500 words for review by December 15, 2020 to the following address: email@example.com.
Selected participants will be notified by January 15, 2021.
Participants must then submit a draft manuscript before the conference and a final manuscript after.
Details are below:
Draft manuscript: 6,000-8,000 words (excluding footnotes)
Final manuscript: 8,000-10,000 words (excluding footnotes)
For more information, please peruse the brochure below.
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