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LECTURE/GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Palmer at la Société de législation comparée - July, 2014

The General Assembly of la Société de législation comparée/the Society of Comparative Legislation will be held on 10 July 2014 at Salle des conseils; 12, place du Panthéon; 75005 Paris.

Professor Vernon Palmer (Thomas Pickles Professor of Law, Tulane University) will address the Society at 17:45 about 'Le dommage moral : l'éveil français au 19ème siècle'.

Call for Papers: The Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction

The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University Faculty on Law from June 24 (open evening reception and lecture) through June 26, 2015. The theme of the Congress will be "The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction."

Mixed Jurisdictions stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They also frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they have are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law.

The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their added complexity places special demands upon the training of judges and jurists, the staffing of courts, the teaching of private law, the research of scholars, and the task of law reform. To what extent have these challenges been met by the actors and institutions of mixed jurisdictions?

We propose to investigate these issues.

Proposals for papers on any number of topics are welcome. They may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike. Proposals should be submitted to WSMJJ General Secretary Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) by 15 October 2014. They should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. Papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.

The Society regrets that it cannot cover travel expenses of participants in the Congress.

Register Now!

Past Conferences:


Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions - May 2013

The Protection Project at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in co-operation with the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists (WSMJJ) and the Tulane's Eason Weinmann Center for Comparative Law, organized an international conference on Filling the Gaps: The Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond in Catania, Italy on May 27-28, 2013. The event was hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Catania. Speakers explored the sources, methods and approaches used by courts in mixed jurisdictions when faced with a lacuna in the law.



Mixed Legal Systems, East and West - May 2012

The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in co-operation with the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists and the Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law at Tulane Law School, organized an international conference on Mixed Legal Systems, East and West: Newest Trends and Developments. The event took place in Malta on May 14/15, 2012. The conference focused on the intersections and interplay between Western and Eastern legal systems, including the study of those countries where common and civil law interact and/or co-exist with Islamic law.



Third World Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions - June 2011

The Center and Hebrew University co-sponsored the Third World Congress of Mixed Jurisdictions in Jerusalem from June 20-23, 2011. The event brought together academics, judges and practitioners from around the world to discuss a broad selection of topics under the general theme Legal Methodology and Legal Innovation in the Mixed Jurisdictions.

Conference Program and Information


International Colloquium
The Bicentennial of the Louisiana Civil Code 1808-2008

The Challenge of Recodification Worldwide
New Orleans, 19-22 November 2008
Table of Contents - Tulane Law Review
83 Tul. L. Rev. vii
Program Brochure

Louisiana/Scotland Comparative Law Studies - Part II
New Orleans, 3/4 April 2008
Conference Program


Louisiana/Scotland Comparative Law Studies - Part I

Edinburgh, 27 June 2007

Second World Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions
Edinburgh, 27-30 June, 2007
Table of Contents - Tulane Law Review
78 Tul. L. Rev. iii

May 2008 EJCL Editorial by Vernon Palmer


Civil Law in Louisiana
Teaching Civil Law in Louisiana, in Other Mixed Jurisdictions, and in Europe

New Orleans, 31 October 2003

Introspective Conference on Louisiana Civil Law


First World Congress on Mixed Jurisdictions

Salience and Unity in the Mixed Jurisdiction Experience
Traits, Patterns, Culture, Commonalties
New Orleans, 6-9 November 2002
Overview by Vernon Palmer
78 Tul. L. Rev. 3

WSMJJ Newsletter Article



Centennial World Congress on Comparative Law

New Orleans, 1-4 November 2000
Opening Remarks by Xavier Blanc-Jouvan
75 Tul. L. Rev. 859

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Mixed Legal Systems: Patterns of Development
Edinburgh, 8/9 December 2000
Editorial by Elspeth Reid


The Romanist Tradition in Louisiana: Legislation, Jurisprudence and Doctrine

Colloquium in New Orleans, 22 September 1995
Overview by Symeon Symeonides
56 La. L. Rev. 249


The Harmonization of International Norms and Processes

Implications of UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
Colloquium in New Orleans, 4/5 February 1994
Article by Alan Farnsworth
3 Tul J. Int'l & Comp. L. 47


euro stars
European Integration: Beyond 1992

Colloquium in Helsinki, Finland, June 1992
Overview by Lloyd Bonfield
1 Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1


blue globe
The Internationalization of Law and Legal Practice - Forum Shopping, Domestic and International

Colloquium in New Orleans, February, 1988
Overview by Thomas Carbonneau
63 Tul. L. Rev. 439


red flag
An Examination of the Unity and Diversity within the Socialist Leal System

Colloquium in New Orleans, 24/25 October 1986
Overview by Christopher Osakwe
61 Tul. L. Rev. 1257


Reflections on the Civil Law Tradition in Louisiana: Agenda for the Twenty-First Century

Colloquium in New Orleans, 8/9 November, 1985
Overview by Christopher Osakwe
60 Tul. L. Rev. 1105


Comparative Perspectives on Constitutional Law - Problems and Perspectives

Colloquium in New Orleans 16/17 November 1984
Overview by Christopher Osakwe
59 Tul. L. Rev. 875


A Comparative Re-Examination of Labor Law

Colloquium in New Orleans, 11/12 November 1983
Overview by Christopher Osakwe
58 Tul. L. Rev. 1291


old tort
Rethinking Tort Law

Colloquium in New Orleans, 5/6 November 1982
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