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.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Teaching Comparative Law:
reflections and recommendations
Wood Room, Plassey House
University of Limerick, IRELAND
Friday, 20 April 2012 — 11:00-15:00

The Irish Society of Comparative Law and the School of Lawof the University of Limerick (UL) will host a one-day workshop on ‘Teaching Comparative Law’ in the Wood Room in Plassey House at UL on Friday, 20 April 2012 from 11:00-15:00.

There is no fee for participation and lunch is included.

The workshop will collate information on the current teaching of comparative law and related disciplines—especially European law, International law, and foreign laws of any type—in Ireland. To assist in this, a very brief, simple questionnaire has been prepared. Both attendees and non-attendees are invited to complete the questionnaire.

Please contact ISCL Vice-President Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) for additional information.

Workshop participants will (i) review the teaching of comparative law across Ireland and (ii) discuss its future role in legal education. Current innovative approaches across the globe—Maastricht, McGill, NYU, and SOAS—will be considered for their relevance to teaching both comparative and national law.

The reports provided for the workshop will be compiled and available to reporters, to Heads of Faculties, and to ISCL members. Minutes of the meeting may also be included. It is our hope that these materials might form the basis of a comprehensive overview of the teaching of comparative law and related disciplines in Ireland.