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11 December 2015

CONFERENCE: Learning Law by Doing: Exploring Legal Literacy in Premodern Societies (Turku, 14-15 Jan 2016)

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LEARNING LAW BY DOING:
EXPLORING LEGAL LITERACY IN PREMODERN SOCIETIES

14-15 January 2016,
Faculty of Law, University of Turku, Finland

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Thu 14 Jan. 2016

9.45-10.15       Registration 

10.15-11.45      Welcome
        Introduction to Premodern Legal Literacy

        KEYNOTE LECTURE 1: 
Kitrina Bevan (University of Exeter/Independent Scholar): Legal Education in Late Medieval England: How Did Provincial Scriveners Learn Their Law?

11.45-13.00      Lunch

13.00-14.30     Session 1: LEGAL LITERACY IN THE PRE-MODERN EUROPEAN COUNTRYSIDE

Kendra Willson (University of Turku): The Panel of Neighbors in Early Icelandic Law

Riikka Miettinen (University of Tampere): The Laity’s Legal Knowledge and Utilization of the ‘Insanity Defence’ in Early Modern Sweden

Olli Viitaniemi (University of Helsinki): Finnish Pietistic Peasants Coping Strategy during Conventicle Act Trials between 1820-40s

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.00 SESSION 2: LEARNING BY DOING IN EUROPEAN COURTS OF APPEAL 

Anette Baumann (University of Gießen): The Imperial Chamber Court as a Training Centre

Marianne Vasara-Aaltonen (University of Helsinki): Legal Learning of Various Kinds: Swedish Court of Appeal Judges in the Seventeenth Century

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30      SESSION 3: FROM LITERACY TOWARDS PROFESSIONALISM

Marianna Muravyeva (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): ‘Instead of N. witnessed the deed’: Russian Legal Profession in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Heikki Pihlajamäki (University of Helsinki): From Legal Literates to Professional Advocates: Legal Counsel in Helsinki Courts, 1820-1880

17.30    Wine Reception

19.00    Dinner


Fri 15 Jan. 2016
9.00-10.30      SESSION 4: LEGAL LITERACY AND AGENCY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN TOWNS

Petteri Impola (University of Jyväskylä): Agency of a Self-Educated Legal Representative in Seventeenth-Century Finland

Mia Korpiola (University of Turku): Legal Literates in Early Modern Swedish Towns: Evidence of Book Ownership in Estate Inventories

Griet Vermeesch (Free University of Brussels): The Legal Agency of Single Mothers. Lawsuits over Illegitimate Children and the Uses of Legal Aid to the Poor in the Dutch Town of Leiden (1750–1810)

10.30-11.00      Coffee break

11.00-12.15      KEYNOTE LECTURE 2:
Anna Kuismin (University of Helsinki): Ideal Types and Odd Men out: Legal Literacy and Social Mobility in Nineteenth-Century Finland

12.15-14.00      Lunch

14.00-15.30      SESSION 5: LEARNING THE LAW BY POPULAR LEGAL LITERATURE

Annamaria Monti (University of Bocconi, Milan): Popular Legal Manuals: Sources and Mechanisms of Acquiring Legal Literacy (17th-19th-Centuries) 

Jussi Sallila (University of Helsinki): Popular Legal Learning and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Finnish Nationalism

Laetitia Guerlain & Nader Hakim (University of Bordeaux): Acquiring Legal Literacy: Popular Legal Literature in Nineteenth-Century France

The conference venue is the Faculty of Law, Calonia, Caloniankuja 3, Turku.

It is possible to register online for the conference through the conference webpage: 

https://www.utu.fi/en/units/law/news/events/Pages/learning-law-by-doing.aspx


For more information, please contact Mia Korpiola (mia.korpiola[at]utu.fi).

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