Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 13:04
From: Jason Neyers
Subject: Call for Papers - Foreign Tort Law: Beyond Europe
Some of you might be interested in this:
Association of American Law Schools
CALL FOR PAPERS
FOREIGN TORT LAW: BEYOND EUROPE
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS
SECTION ON TORTS AND COMPENSATION SYSTEMS
San Diego, California
January 9, 2009
Injury, particularly human physical injury, is a universal problem. And yet, in the United States little is written about other countries' mechanisms for awarding civil liability for injury. In recent years, with the European Group on Tort Law's publication of its Principles of European Tort Law, more is known about liability rules in the European Union. This panel attempts to further expand U.S. scholars' understanding of foreign tort law. The program will address issues of accountability, deterrence and compensation for injury in other nations, particularly developing nations. The panel will address foreign approaches to civil liability in its broadest sense. Some approaches to injury response may be easily recognizable as tort law, and other approaches may differ more markedly from what might be considered tort law in the United States.
The executive committee of the Torts and Compensation Section is now accepting proposals for papers concerning foreign tort law. Special consideration will be give to the tort law of developing countries. Proposals for papers may be written by either foreign or U.S. scholars. A limited amount of funding is available for foreign scholars to travel to the United States to speak at the program. Drafts of accepted papers will be presented on January 9, 2009 at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. Final versions of the papers will be published later in the year in a symposium edition of THE ARIZONA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors and speakers should submit an abstract of fewer than 300 words to: email@example.com by July 2, 2008.
Questions and requests for further information can also be directed to: Contact:
Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
1201 E. Speedway Blvd.
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0176
Tel: (520) 621-5600
Associate Professor of Law
Faculty of Law
University of Western Ontario
(519) 661-2111 x. 88435
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