Thursday, 10 January 2013

Dwelling in possibility

As a follow-up to the previous post, those of you interested in the design of an adequate system of remedies might like to know about the following upcoming seminars:

- A workshop on 'A new architecture for consumer law' organised in Florence on 18 and 19 January (for which Hans Micklitz's paper on the topic will serve as a starting point)
- A seminar with Christian Joerges in the Dialogue Series of the project 'The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking' (based on his recent work on 'Europe's Economic Constitution in Crisis')

While looking for inspiration for a paper of my own that has to deal with some foundational issues of European private law, furthermore, I took the time to read up on some more comprehensive views on legal analysis, and concepts and roles of the law. As Zadie Smith once wrote: 'Other people’s words are the bridge you use to cross from where you were to wherever you’re going'. Some people's words that crossed my path (and mind) these days were those of Herbert Hart, a third edition of whose 'The Concept of Law' recently appeared (with an excellent introduction by Leslie Green), Neil Komesar, who wrote a beautiful paper reflecting on his work on comparative institutional analysis, and Melvin Eisenberg, contemplating on 'Basic Contract Law' and teaching.

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