26 August 2011

NOTICE: New ESCLH Advisory Board

The European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) is delighted to announce the members of the ESCLH Advisory Board:

Thomas Duve (Max Planck)
Richard Helmholz (Chicago)
David Ibbetson (Cambridge)
Antonio Pérez Martín (Murcia)
Kjell Modéer (Lund)

22 August 2011

NOTICE: Scottish Legal History Group Conference

The Thirty-First Annual Conference of the Scottish Legal History Group will be held on 1 October 2011

The thirty-first Annual Conference and AGM of the Scottish Legal History Group will be held in the Reading Room of the Advocates’ Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh, on Saturday 1st October 2011. All welcome upon payment of the conference fee of £10 to the Secretary, Dr Mark Godfrey, School of Law, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ.


10.30am Coffee
11.00 First Session
  • Bess Rhodes (University of St Andrews), 'Property, Piety and Power: Land Tenure in the Burgh of St Andrews, c.1500-1580'
  • Dr Anna Groundwater (University of Edinburgh), '"We bund and oblissis us never more to querrell": Bonding and the Application of the Law in the Reign of James VI'
12.30 Pre-lunch drinks. Break for Lunch.
2.15 Second Session

01 August 2011

Vattel's International Law from a XXIst Century Perspective - Le Droit International de Vattel vu du XXIe Siècle (V. Chetail and P. Haggemnacher, eds.)

To celebrate the author's Le droit des gens ou principes de la loi naturelle appliqués à la conduite et aux affaires des nations et des souverains (1758), Martinus Nijhoff published a collective work on Swiss diplomat and legal scholar Emer de Vattel (1714-1767), edited by Vincent Chetail and Peter Haggenmacher (Graduate Institute, Geneva) assembling contributions from authorities in both positive public international law and legal history.


Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law (A. Orakhelashvili, ed.)

Edward Elgar recently published a Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law (560 p.), edited by Alexander Orakhelashvili (University of Birmingham).


ForewordPhilip Allott

1. The Relevance of Theory and History: The Essence and Origins of International LawAlexander Orakhelashvili

2. Early-Modern Scholarship on International Law
Alain Wijffels