ONLINE SEMINAR (Spring 2021): ESCLH Seminar Series: Reading circle on Comparative Legal History Methods


1)      Readings of Ugo Mattei’s articles on Legal Transplants and Taxonomies

Friday 12 March 2021, 10.00-11.00 (CET)

 Ugo Mattei, « Why The Wind Changed: Intellectual Leadership in Western Law », The American Journal of Comparative Law, 42:1 (1994), 195-218.

Ugo Mattei, « Three Patterns of Law: Taxonomy and Change in the World's Legal Systems », The American Journal of Comparative Law, 45:1 (1997), 5-44.

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Keynote: Dolores Freda (Napoli, Italy)

Discussant: Agustín Parise (Maastricht, The Netherlands)


2)      Readings of Glenn’s concept of common laws

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 13.00-14.00 (CET)


H. Patrick Glenn, On Common Laws, Oxford, OUP, 2007.

Keynote: Heikki Pihlajamäki (Helsinki, Finland)

Discussant: Judit Beke Martos (Bochum, Germany)


3)      Readings of Watson’s Theory of Legal Transplants

Monday 3 May 2021, 13.00-14.00 (CET)

 Alan Watson, Legal Transplants: An Approach to Comparative Law, Edinburgh, 1974; second edition Athens, 1993.

 Keynote: Anna Klimaszewska (Gdansk, Poland)

Discussant: Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia, Spain)

More informations on these sessions with Prof. Mia Korpiola (Turku) 

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