6 March 2015: Global Paradigm and Legal Method(s)

PILAGG 2015 – PROBING LEGAL KNOWLEDGE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: A DANGEROUS METHOD?

GLOBAL PARADIGM AND LEGAL METHOD(S)

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The emergence of a global legal paradigm upsets assumptions/fictions developed within the modern, Westphalian model, which takes the law to be a self-contained, stable and coherent state-based system and designs its method(s) accordingly. To what extent, then do comparative and internationalist perspectives provide plausible alternative legal methodology(ies) within an emerging “global legal paradigm”? Paying critical attention to law in global context is likely to constitute a “dangerous method” with respect to its subversive and emancipatory potential.

  • The Mind and the Method(s): Jan Smits (Maastricht)
  • Global Legal Paradigm: Ralf Michaels (Duke)

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École de Droit, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, 6 mars 2015, 14h à 17h (Salle de réunion, 4th floor)