Workshop: Ius Commune in the Making: The Role of Local Laws in the History of Private Law

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Background: The workshops on ‘Comparative Legal History – Ius Commune in the Making’ aim to reveal and understand the nature and effects of various legal formants in the development of law. Indeed, forces of legal formants are too often lost or hidden beneath a superficies of commonalities. In the past we have explored roles of legal actors (Edinburgh 2014) as well as legal sources (Maastricht 2016) in the making of law.

The coming workshop at the Utrecht Ius Commune Conference (2017) aims to bring forward the force of local laws. This topic is of specific relevance in our contemporary resurgence of local, regional, and national particularities.Over the largest stretch of time, local laws of different communities (written or unwritten) have played an important role. These local laws have been the subject of harmonization attempts over time; local laws have played an important role in practice of law; local laws have also fueled scholarly Ius commune or national codified laws; local laws have been as such the subject of scholarly research, in law as well as other disciplines (i.a. history, language). Invariably these issues are linked to the acceptance of diversity in law as well as in society. This workshop seeks to trace forces of local laws in the fabric of constructions of common laws.
Period23 Nov 201724 Nov 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationUtrecht, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational