Common Law Research Seminar

The seminar series 'Legal Transfer in the Common Law World’ provides a platform for the discussion of works in progress concerning the transfer of law across the British Empire. This ‘transfer’ includes the movement of legal ideas, personnel, legislation and practice between and across colonies and the metropole.

External scholars provide draft written pieces (ca. 20 pages) which are pre-circulated for discussion at a one-hour seminar. Internal and external PhD students are also encouraged to provide draft chapters of their thesis. At the seminar sessions speakers merely give a five-minute introduction before the discussion turns to their text. Scholars of different intellectual backgrounds are welcome, so as to provide an interdisciplinary discussion. The audience includes a mix of lawyers and historians who are all engaged in legal history research.

The seminar semesters run twice a year, from October to February, and April to July. The seminars convened by Professor Stefan Vogenauer and Dr Matilde Cazzola. They are open to attend, and undergraduate law students from Goethe University are welcome to take the seminars as a module (Schwerpunktbereich ‘Grundlagen des Rechts’ und ‘Internationalisierung und Europäisierung des Rechts’ sowie für Studierende vor Ablauf der Zwischenprüfung).

The problem of legal pluralism in the 18th-century British Empire

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 05.12.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Hunter Harris (University of Oxford)
  • Ort: mpilhlt, Z01
  • Raum: Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an cazzola@lhlt.mpg.de
  • Gastgeber: Stefan Vogenauer, Matilde Cazzola

Acts for the relief of the poor: examining the transfer of the Elizabethan Poor Law system to maritime Canada

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 19.12.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Victoria Hooton (mpilhlt)
  • Ort: mpilhlt, Z01
  • Raum: Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an cazzola@lhlt.mpg.de
  • Gastgeber: Stefan Vogenauer, Matilde Cazzola

From colonial to vocational models: legislative thinking and the Irish senate before and after independence

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 16.01.2023
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Martin O’Donoghue (University of Sheffield)
  • Ort: mpilhlt, Z01
  • Raum: Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an cazzola@lhlt.mpg.de
  • Gastgeber: Stefan Vogenauer, Matilde Cazzola

Mercantile bodies and expansion of British legal institutions: the Royal Niger Company case

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 30.01.2023
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Winner Ijeoma (mpilhlt)
  • Ort: mpilhlt, Z01
  • Raum: Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an cazzola@lhlt.mpg.de
  • Gastgeber: Stefan Vogenauer, Matilde Cazzola
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