Saturday, May 29, 2010
The following Call for Papers has been issued for the International Conference on Judicial Cooperation Among Courts in Europe and U.S.: A Comparative Approach:
The International Conference on Judicial Cooperation Among Courts in Europe and U,S.: a ComparativeApproach will be held at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, December 13-14, 2010.
Colleagues are invited to submit paper proposals and related inquiries to the conference organizers c/o Oscar Chase by e-mail off line.
The Conference is co-sponsored by the Opperman Institute for Judicial Administration at NYU and the Network of Chief Justices of European Supreme Courts. Funds are available for transportation (coach) to and lodging in Florence.
Judges serving on different courts cooperate across jurisdictional borders in a variety of ways. They belong to national and international organizations, serve on law making bodies (such as the Judicial Conference) and on advisory panels, and they attend conferences on substantive and administrative matters. This Conference will explore the questions whether and how further cross-jurisdictional cooperation should develop. For example, the Association of Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the EU member nations is considering conferring regularly on substantive issues with the goal of agreeing on approaches to common legal issues.
Members of the U.S. and European judiciaries and legal academics from both continents will examine such specific topics as current judicial cooperative efforts; the constitutional dimension; the instruments of judicial cooperation; and the governance of judicial cooperation, among others.
Paper proposals of no more than three pages should describe the topic proposed, the methodology anticipated, and the projected thesis. Papers will be presented by the authors at the conference for comment. Submissions by June 25, 2010 willl be appreciated.
[H/T: Oscar Chase]