Irish Society of Comparative Law calls for conference papers

Professor Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School

The Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) has issued a call for papers from members, academics and graduate students ahead of its annual conference next year.

The ISCL has announced that its seventh annual conference, hosted in partnership with the School of Law at NUI Galway and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, will be held in Galway on 23-24 May 2016.

Professor Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School will deliver the keynote speech.

The theme of the conference is: “In an increasingly interconnected world, where geographies of protection are premised on the centrality of national territory and state sovereignty, the importance of being cognisant of the concept of location/geography/space/place in the comparative law arena, cannot be underestimated.”

The conference aims to encourage theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary reflection on comparative law and space/place, to explore why location matters, and ensure cognisance of the sensitivities of location in comparative law.

However, any comparative topic may be proposed, and papers on European or international law will also be considered.

Papers of up to 500 words in length should be sent to before the deadline of 29 February 2016.

More information about the conference is available on the ISCL website.

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