Objectives, Methods and Perspectives of a Contextual Analysis in Comparative Law

   2016. május 19. 10:00 - 2016. május 19. 16:00

Workshop “Objectives, Methods and Perspectives of a Contextual Analysis in Comparative Law”

Institute for Legal Studies, Centre for Social Sciences,

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

(MTA TK JTI, Országház u. 30. 2nd Floor, Council Room)

Organised by Balázs Fekete, Konrad Lachmayer and András Jakab

Budapest, 19 May 2016


Morning session

10.00-10.10 Opening remarks by the organisers

10.10-10.40 Russell Miller (Washington & Lee University): Differencing Comparative Constitutional Law – The Case of American and German Privacy Rights

10.40-11.10 Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia): Do Constitutional Rights Make A Difference?

11.10-11.40 Konrad Lachmayer (MTA TK JTI – Durham Law School): A Pluralistic Approach to Contextualism in Comparative Law

11.40-12.15 Discussion

12.15-13.00 Lunch

Afternoon session

13.30-14.00 Katalin Kelemen (University of Örebro): Reflections on the Path Dependency of Legal Systems and Contextuality

14.00-14.30 Renata Uitz (Central European University): Comparative Constitutional Scholarship 2.0: Why? What? How?

14.30-15.00 Mathias Siems (Durham Law School): Comparative Law in the 22nd Century – and what to do in the meantime

15.00-15.30 Balázs Fekete (MTA TK JTI): Uses and misuses of legal culture in comparative law

15.30 Discussion