UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW FACULTY OF LAW AND ADMINISTRATION
INSTITUTE OF THE HISTORY OF LAW
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XXIVth Annual Forum of the Association of Young Legal Historians, 14 – 17 June 2018, Warsaw, Poland
NORMS AND LEGAL PRACTICE: THERE AND BACK AGAIN
The norms contained in the rules have always been the core of law. Legal positivism of the nineteenth century has made legal provisions of codes and acts crucially relevant. Knowledge of normative text, its understanding and its often literal-linguistic interpretation as well as knowledge of relevant judgments in case law systems have become the basis of doctrinal research. Legal realism called this approach “law on the books”, promoting another approach to legal research that should rely on empirical evidence. Consequently, a concept of “law in action” emerged. Because law in action concerns all decisions – actions and transactions made by individuals and organisations, the sociological and psychological approaches cannot be avoided. It is important who would enforce the rule but that how the rule would affect people’s behaviour is a question of a greater importance. These above mentioned two approaches are actually mutually linked to each other. Law on the books is an essential basis of law and legal research, but law in action is an unavoidable element of solid modern legal research. Examination of legal practice may also result in amendment of the content of legal norms or at least allows to verify their application and compliance.
The interrelation of issues of application of law and its content constitutes the focus of the XXIVth Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians “Norms and Legal Practice: There and Back Again”. The conference gives young legal historians a unique opportunity to present their research in the field and to get acquainted with the interdisciplinary approaches presented by their colleagues from around the world.
If you would like to present a paper during the conference please send an application including your CV and a list of publications (max. 2 pages) as well as an abstract (max. 200 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st February 2018.
Presentations have to be in English and should not exceed 20 minutes each.
Conference fee amounts to 100 EUR and does not include accommodation. The payment should be made to the following bank account by 1st April 2018, specifying “Your name – AYLH Forum 2018 Warsaw” as a reason.
Name: Fundacja im. Rafała Taubenschlaga / Raphael Taubenschlag Foundation Account no: PL37 1090 1883 0000 0001 0772 6939
Bank: Bank BZ WBK
For more details please visit a dedicated website www.forum2018aylh.uw.edu.pl and email@example.com. Also do not hesitate to contact the Organising Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw. The Organising Committee