Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies

Private Law and Vulnerability

CSECL Summer School 2018

02July2018 05July2018 09:00

Course

The 2018 CSECL International Summer School will provide a cross-disciplinary exploration of the relationships between vulnerability and private law. The focus will be on private law both as a cause of and as a (possible) solution to the problem of vulnerability

The vulnerability of particular groups and individuals, in particular in relation to growing power imbalances and various other types of inequalities, raises serious concerns. Against this background, the Summer School will explore questions of private law and vulnerability, inviting both more theoretical and more concrete treatments of the topic. How is vulnerability currently shaped, enacted and/or possibly reinforced in private legal relations? And, as regards solutions, has private law exhausted all its possibilities to address issues of vulnerability, especially with regard to the emergence of particular new types of vulnerable parties? If so, can we imagine new/possible alternatives? The Summer School engages these and other questions, including the more fundamental question as to what extent it is the responsibility of private law to cancel or mitigate the impact of relational and social vulnerabilities of certain individuals on their private legal relationships. While contract law is naturally within the scope of the Summer School, it explicitly also includes other private law subjects, such as property, tort and family law.

Programme

Monday
July 2

Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon

DRINKS

Vulnerability, relational and social


Workshop by Martijn Hesselink



Participant Paper Discussions

 

Tuesday
July 3

Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon
 

Just Interpersonal Relationships


Workshop by Hanoch Dagan


Participant Paper Discussions
 

Wednesday
July 4


Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon

DINNER

The Interpersonal Consequences of Institutional Injustice


Workshop by Aditi Bagchi

 

Participant Paper Discussions

 

Thursday
July 5


Morning

LUNCH

Afternoon

DRINKS

Contract Justice: Vulnerability and Capability



Workshop by Lyn Tjon Soei Len

 

Participant Paper Discussions (Tentative)

 

For whom?

We invite Masters students, Graduate/PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in law, the social sciences and humanities, to apply for the 2018 International Summer School. The Summer School offers master classes by prominent scholars, and provides participants with a unique opportunity to present their own work and receive valuable feedback from their peers and the advanced scholars teaching the programme.

Applicants should express an interest in private law, private legal theory and/or philosophy of law. Those admitted are expected to attend all the sessions, read the course literature in advance, and participate actively in the course sessions. To the extent possible the literature will be made available to the participants prior to the course. 

Timeline

The deadline for application is 16 April 2018. Decisions on admission will be made within four weeks from the application deadline.

Submission of paper, or work in progress, to present at the Summer School: 11 June 2018.

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