The purpose of the ISCL is to encourage the comparative study of law and legal systems and to seek affiliation with individuals and organisations with complimentary aims. We were established in June 2008 and are recognised by the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

BACL/ISCL: ‘Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’, University College Dublin, 5 September 2017, 9.30-12.00

BACL/ISCL -  Comparing UK and Irish law: A special relationship?’ - Joint Seminar of the British Association of Comparative Law and the Irish Society of Comparative Law - Room L248, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin - 9.30-12.00 on 5 September 2017

This is the morning before the start of the 2017 SLS Meeting at UCD - details here.

Session 1 (9.45-10.45): Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahony (University of Essex): Land law ideologies and the British-Irish Question, from the Famine to post-Brexit; Professor Blanaid Clarke (Trinity College Dublin): Enforcement against Individuals for Failings in Banks

Session 2: (11.00-12.00): Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh (University of Newcastle): Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: Legislation on languages in the UK and Ireland; Dr Cliona Kelly (University College Dublin: Consumer Rights Reform in the UK and Ireland - A case study in Legal Transplants

This event is free and all are welcome to attend. Please address any enquiries to the Secretary of BACL, Claudina Richards (c.richards@uea.ac.uk).

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ISCL Conference: Deadline for Papers Extended.

We have now extended the deadline for papers to 21 March. Proposals by both members and non-members, as well as by professional academics and graduate students are welcome. Proposals should be maximum 500 words in length and be sent to iscl2016@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

23-24 MAY 2016

The Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL) and the School of Law of the NUI Galway together with the Irish Centre for Human Rights are pleased to announce the seventh annual conference of the ISCL to be held in Galway on 23-24 May 2016. The keynote speaker will be Prof Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School.

Theme: In an increasingly interconnected world, where geographies of protection are premised on the centrality of national territory and state sovereignty, the importance of being cognisant of the concept of location/geography/space/place in the comparative law arena, cannot be underestimated.

Does comparative law continue to contrast the laws of states, or is there now, a new focus? What effect does this have on the diversity inherent in plural legal systems? How are different types of laws (state/customary/indigenous/international) (dis/re)located? How does this (dis)location impact our analysis of these laws, including any effort at being a ‘comparativist’? What does this mean for places of transience not holding enough significance to be regarded as legal places? This conference questions traditional narratives of comparative law, in the context of the increasing complexity of legal orders within, between and beyond states.

The conference aims to encourage theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary reflection on comparative law and space/place, to explore why location matters, and ensure cognisance of the sensitivities of location in comparative law. However, any comparative topic may be proposed, eg private law, criminal law and criminal justice, public or constitutional law, legal education, etc. In addition, proposals on European or International law will also be considered.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, 29 February 2016. Proposals by both members and non-members, as well as by professional academics and graduate students are welcome.

Proposals should be maximum 500 words in length and be sent to iscl2016@gmail.com.  The conference fee will be €60 for members of the ISCL and €120 for non-members (membership fees are €60, student membership is free). The ISCL regrets that it cannot cover travel or accommodation expenses. All additional information about the conference will be posted in due course at http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=218

The Organising Committee of the conference is composed of Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko, Denise Gormley and Dr Ioanna Tourkochoriti.