MEPLI-fellow Agustin Parise awarded most accomplished Argentine young jurist 2009-2011

On April 10, 2012, MEPLI-fellow Dr. Agustin Parise received a distinction from the Argentine National Academy of Law and Social Sciences. Agustin was named the most accomplished Argentine young jurist for the period 2009-2011. This award was established in 1985 and distinguishes Argentine lawyers that have not turned 35 years of age and that have shown the highest standards of academic production. Agustin is currently a PhD. Researcher at MEPLI working at the Department of Foundations and Methods of Law, under the guidance of MEPLI-fellows Prof. Dr. C.H. van Rhee and Prof. Dr. J.H.M. van Erp.

Congratulations Agustin!

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European Legal Traditions – Centralising and Decentralising Forces

The 17th European Forum of Young Legal Historians will be held from April 13 to 16 in Maastricht. The conference is special in that it is meant for and organised by young legal historians. They are the audience, they are the speakers and they are the organizers.

This large, truly European, congress is being organized by researchers at Maastricht University, namely, Emanuel van Dongen, Hester van der Kaaij, Mariken Lenaerts, Tanja van der Meer, Janwillem Oosterhuis, Serban Vacarelu and Stefan Weishaar. A number are M-EPLI fellows. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Law in Maastricht.

For those interested to attend, more information and an application form are available on the website

The Forum will focus on European legal traditions and their centralizing and de-centralizing forces; Justinian’s Corpus iuris, the medieval ius commune of Roman and canon law, the usus modernus pandectarum. Also discussed are the jus proprium, such as customary law, including the English common law and, specifically, the national codifications of the 19th century. 

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Thank you for reading our posts!

Dear reader,

There’s now two inches of snow in the Law Faculty courtyard. Along the streets, dads are pulling their kids on miniature sledges, and snowmen are mysteriously appearing overnight. Its that time of year again. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fruitful 2011 for European Private Law. Thank you for taking the time to read our posts and we hope you’ll continue to do so next year!
Snowfall along the river Maas
~ the M-EPLI team
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M-EPLI’s first post

M-EPLI & Maastricht’s Law Faculty
(a view of the courtyard in late summer)

This first post on the M-EPLI blog is atypical. It aims to inform you about the reasons behind this blog and about the fields it covers. The main reason for the creation of this blog lies in the establishment of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law. This new institute aims to create a stimulating international environment for colleagues, students and foreign guests interested in the field of European private law and related areas, and to do high quality research aimed at the international academic forum. It thus adds to the international profile of Maastricht University. But the M-EPLI Blog will not only keep you informed about the things happening at M-EPLI. It will also cover developments in European private law, comparative law and internationalisation of law in general (and will occasionally inform you about developments in national law as well). The blog thus produces the ongoing narrative of the internationalisation of law.

Another reason for setting up this blog is that most of the things we do are funded by public money. We therefore feel the need to inform a broader audience than only academics about our activities. While the focus of our institute is primarily on fundamental research to be published in international journals and books, the scope of this blog is much broader. We believe that the things we do deserve a broader audience than just an academic one.

We hope your interest has been piqued: more to follow shortly!

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