On April 28 and 29, 2011, EUCE York, in cooperation with York’s Centre for Public Policy & Law (YCPPL), Office of the Principal, Glendon College, the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost and the Law and Society Program in the Department of Social Science, are pleased to present “Adversarial legalism à l’Européen”, a two-day conference which will bring together younger and more established scholars from the EU, the United States and Canada who are working on law and politics in a comparative context.
The panels will explore the recent interest in the growth of the “American way of doing law” in different policy areas and countries in Europe and beyond. European governance, argue some scholars, is being transformed by a dramatic rise in litigation that has brought with it an expansion of EU rights, empowerment of national and EU level courts and better access to justice for private litigants. The consequences of an American-style adversarial legalism to Europe and beyond are far from clear. Not only that, other scholars dispute the assessment, arguing that entrenched European legal culture and the political organization impede a movement towards an American-style of law and litigation there. The opening address and plenary session will take place in the afternoon of Thursday, April 28, 2011, followed by a welcoming reception and dinner. Prof. Dan Kelemen (Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Centre for European Studies at Rutgers University) has agreed to give the opening address. This will be based on his new book, Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union, a recent publication of Harvard University Press. Friday, April 29, 2011 will see panels run all day. The workshop will be held at Glendon College, York University’s bilingual (and picturesque) campus. For details: http://euce.apps01.yorku.ca/2011/03/conference-adversarial-legalism-a-leuropeen-april-28-30-2011/
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