Juris Diversitas 2015 Conference, Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

JURIS DIVERSITAS

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

2-4 June 2015School of Law, University of Limerick, Ireland

THE STATE AND/OF COMPARATIVE LAW

While any proposal on comparative law (broadly conceived) will be considered, the conference’s primary theme is the relationship between social and legal norms and social and legal institutions. In memory of Roderick A Macdonald (1948-2014) and H Patrick Glenn (1940-2014), both former members of our Advisory Council, particular attention will be given to the diverse themes of their scholarship: for example, ‘common laws’, ‘constitutive polyjurality’, ‘critical legal pluralism’, ‘everyday law’, and ‘legal cosmopolitanism’.

As with our past conferences, proposals on a wide variety of topics will be accepted: comparative jurisprudence and legislation, legal philosophy, legal education, law reform, etc. Presentations may be theoretical analyses or case studies on the past or present, North or South, East or West ….

Panel proposals and interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, as is the participation of doctoral students and scholars from outside of the discipline of law. While parallel sessions of three twenty-minute presentations will be used, we welcome more original session structures.

Proposals should be in English or French. Proposals of c250 words (or 1000 words for panel proposals) should be submitted to Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu by 15 January 2015, with a short biography or resume (c250 words). Please send Word documents only, with minimal formatting.

Registration fees are €200 (€125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2015). Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.ie/). Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

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LSU and the Lyon LL.M. in International and European Business Law

Professor Olivier Moréteau taught an intensive Comparative Tort Law class the week of Thanksgiving, in the LLM in International and European Business Law at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France.

He met with Christopher (Chris) Sidebottom, LSU JD/DCL 2014, who took his class. Chris attended part of the program last spring as an exchange student, graduated at LSU, passed the Illinois Bar, and registered on his own in the Lyon Program to earn the LLM.

LSU Law students can indeed have a ‘semester abroad’ experience in Lyon, attending one semester of the program and transferring credits towards their JD/DCL at LSU. LLM credits are capitalized in Lyon where LSU Law graduates can return on their own to complete another semester and earn the Lyon LLM. Chris Sidebottom is not the first student to do this and fully benefit from a truly international environment with students and faculty from all continents. 2L Elisa Samaniego is due to spend a semester in Lyon next spring.

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Chris Sidebottom, JD/DCL LSU 2014 and LLM Lyon 2014

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Anne-Sophie Berthier, LLM Coordinator, who also works with the LSU Summer Program in Lyon, here with Prof. Moréteau

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Prof. Moréteau with his Lyon Comparative Tort Law Students

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Dictionary of the Civil Code

The Dictionary of the Civil Code, an English translation of more than 1600 entries selected from the Vocabulaire Juridique of Gérard Cornu under the auspices of the Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française, introduces to readers, jurists or not, the essential concepts of the French Civil Code. Key to an understanding of the civil law through its terminology as translated and explained in English, the definitions are enriched with references made to the Civil Code of Louisiana.
This work of reference on the French legal and civil law culture is an essential tool for comparatists, civilians, jurilinguists and translators.

The Authors:

–   Gérard Cornu
–   Alain Levasseur
–   Marie-Eugénie Laporte-Legeais

The Translators:

– ‘Louisiana’ team: Mircea Bob, Eleanor Cashin-Ritaine, Vivian Curran, David Gruning, Olivier Moreteau (with Daniel On, Anne Perocheau, and Anne-Sophie Roinsard), Randy Trahan, and Serban Vacarelu.

– ‘Juriscope-Poitiers’ team: Lucas Mallowan, John Moore, Ruth Redmond-Cooper, Estelle Roy, and Kevin Streety.

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U.S. Department of Justice and LSU Perspectives on Transnational Crime

Dan E. Stigall, Coordinator for International Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, gave an outstanding presentation on the challenges that face sovereign states in relation to the rise of transnational crimes in an increasingly globalized world.

This presentation gave LSU Law students the opportunity to better understand the basic principles of International Law established by the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), such as sovereignty and non-intervention, and what they mean in the context of cyber criminality: they are limiting law enforcement action on crimes that have become increasingly mobile and transnational.

Mr. Stigall also briefly discussed the differences between the law of armed conflict and law enforcement action, as well as the distinction between transnational crimes, which transcend national frontiers, and international crimes, which are punishable by International Courts such as genocide, war crimes and so on. He commented on the principal tools against transnational crimes handled by central authorities: mutual legal assistance and extradition.

Mr. Stigall insisted on the unique advantage derived from his LSU legal education when communicating with his foreign counterparts, especially in civil law countries. He praised the uniqueness of LSU, “making you a comparativist,” “enabling you to understand your counterpart” and to communicate and collaborate effectively. He featured the “Systems” class, today Western Legal Traditions and Systems, as the most significant and useful class in the curriculum.

He then focused on employment opportunities in the field of International Law, particularly with the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, and federal agencies in general. He emphasized the importance of being a comparative lawyer and strongly encouraged the students to seize any opportunity to speak another language and to seek international experience. His speech was well-received among the audience.

The ILS and the Civil Law Society warmly thank Dan E. Stigall for this inspiring presentation.

(Notes by Gaëlle Forget)

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International Law Society: Dan Stigall to Discuss Transnational Crime

 

Transnational Crime & the Other End of the Targeting Spectrum

by Dan E. Stigall

Monday, November 3, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Room 110

Dan E. Stigall is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, where he serves as Coordinator for International Security Affairs. He previously served on active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 2001-2009, serving in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. LL.M., 2009, George Washington University School of Law; J.D., 2000, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center; B.A., 1996, Louisiana State University.

ILS Members and all LSU Law students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend!

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Café Français & Deutscher Stammtisch: UPDATE

Vous parlez français ? Bien ? Un peu? Venez au Café français, meeting every other Wednesday, 12:40 to 1:40 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), October 15, 29, and November 12. The Café français was inaugurated last spring to gather students, staff and faculty who like to communicate in French in a relaxing setting.

Sprechen Sie (etwas) Deutsch? The Stammtisch meets every other Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), with next meetings on October 24, November 7 and 21.

Whether you attend the Café français, the Stammstisch, or both, you can bring your lunch, goodies, good humor and friends: coffee will be served and good conversation is guaranteed!

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Honoring LLMs Past and Present, Including Prof. Pascal, now in his 100th Year

On Wednesday, October 1st 2014, the Center of Civil Law Studies hosted its annual Wine and Cheese Reception to welcome the new LL.M. class of 2014–2015 and introduce them to faculty members,  former LL.M.s, student-members of the International Law Society, Graduate Editors of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, LSU staff members, and representatives of supporting organizations.

This year was a very special event, honoring LSU’s first and oldest Master’s program graduate, Professor Emeritus Robert Pascal, now in his 100th year, who received a M.C.L. (Master in Civil Law) 75 years ago.

Professor Olivier Moréteau congratulated him for over 75 years of diligent and productive study of the civil law and comparative law. Prof. Pascal published his first article in the Louisiana Law Review, volume 1, in 1938, and his latest in volume 70, in 2008. Some of his best articles can be read in Robert Anthony Pascal: A Priest of Right Order (O. Moreteau, ed. 2010), which includes a so-far unpublished Recollection of a Life Studying and Teaching Law. He taught several generations of law students in Baton Rouge, Rome and Paris, until his retirement in 1980. Participants, including LL.M.s of more recent years, expressed their love and admiration.

This was a great occasion for present LL.M. candidates to meet interesting people and to discuss further their background around a glass of wine, escaping the rigors of the academic program for a couple of hours.

The LL.M. team would like to thank faculty members, staff, and students who attended the event.

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Current and previous LLMs, from left to right: Garrett Condon (class of 2014), Haseeb Qadir (class of 2015), Florent Brémens (class of 2015), Bogdan Buta (class of 2014), Jennifer Lane, Professor Moréteau, Flavia Rocha Moody (class of 2012), Juan Davis Amaya (class of 2013), Gaëlle Forget (class of 2013), Vlad Vidican (class of 2015), Anouk Guéroult-Bellone (class of 2015)

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Prof. Moréteau honoring Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal

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Prof. Moréteau and Glynn Pellegrin, Director of the Center of Continuing Professional Development

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George Hardy, Graduate Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, with Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal

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Vlad Vidican (LL.M. class of 2015) and Chancellor Emeritus John Costonis

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Prof. Moréteau and Prof. Crawford

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Lyon Summer Program 2015

To our 1Ls: an Information Meeting on the 2015 Lyon Summer Program is scheduled

Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Room 110.

Make sure you attend and spread the word!

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Café Français & Deutscher Stammtisch: Do not Miss on Foreign Language Opportunities at the Law Center!

Vous parlez français ? Bien ? Un peu? Venez au Café français, meeting every other Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), October 3, 17, 31 and November 14. The Café français was inaugurated last spring to gather students, staff and faculty who like to communicate in French in a relaxing setting.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? The Stammtisch meets every other Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CCLS Conference Room (W326B), with next meetings on October 24, November 7 and 21. German speakers have already met twice this semester around our new Stammtisch, on September 12 and 26.

Whether you attend the Café français, the Stammstisch, or both, you can bring your lunch, goodies, good humor and friends: coffee will be served and good conversation is guaranteed!

Contact: olivier.moreteau@law.lsu.edu

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The Atakapa-Ishak: Introducing a Historic and Living Native American Tribe

The French American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, of Louisiana and the Louisiana State Museum present

“Native Americans in Louisiana History and their Rights: The Atakapa-Ishak Experience”

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6-7 p.m.

Old U.S. Mint, New Orleans

“The Atakapa-Ishak: Introducing a Historic and Living Native American Tribe”
by Jeffrey Darensbourg
Tribal Council Member of the Alligator Band at Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest
Louisiana and Southeast Texas
and
“The Linguistic Rights of les créoles sauvages”
by
Dr. Olivier Moréteau
Professor of Law, Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair, Director of the Center of Civil Law Studies,
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

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